The man hit by a Redmond Police patrol car Thursday died at St. Charles Bend on Saturday, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.
Michael W. Gaskill, 63, caused a short lockdown at St. Charles Redmond on Thursday afternoon after he was reportedly waving a handgun at passing motorists in the area of Canal Boulevard. Redmond Police arrived at 12:51 p.m., after receiving a number of 911 calls. Officers made contact with Gaskill, who was still armed, according to a prior news release from the sheriff’s office. Sometime after that, a Redmond Police car hit Gaskill. On Thursday, Sgt. Nathan Garibay said he could not say whether the officer driving the car intentionally hit Gaskill.
Gaskill was taken to St. Charles Redmond, and later transported by air ambulance to St. Charles Bend with serious injuries.
The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office has been notified of Gaskill’s death, and the Tri-County Major Incident Team will work with the medical examiner’s office as the investigation continues, according to the sheriff’s office.
The two Redmond Police officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave.
The sheriff’s office asks anyone who witnessed the incident Thursday to call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.