A Deschutes County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed an individual Wednesday evening at a campsite off a U.S. Forest Service road west of Bend, according to Sgt. William Bailey, sheriff’s department spokesman.
Little information was available, including the gender of the person killed, but Bailey said the individual was an adult and the shooting took place at 6:44 p.m. No details about what prompted the shooting were released.
The shooting took place off Century Drive at a camp off Forest Road 4610 Road, Bailey said.
No one else was injured.
Two deputies who were at the scene will be placed on administrative leave while an investigation into what happened is conducted, Bailey said.
This is the fourth time since August 2016 that law enforcement officers in Deschutes County have been involved in fatal encounters.
• Bend Police shot and killed Michael T. Jacques, a 31-year-old Bend resident, Dec. 23, 2016 after pulling him over in downtown Bend because he was said to be driving erratically.
• On May 31, 2016, Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Richard Brannin fatally shot Nicholas Berger, 36, of Bend, who had been holding a gift shop employee at the High Desert Museum at knifepoint.
• On Aug. 25, 2016, Redmond Police responded to the area of Canal Boulevard near St. Charles Redmond after receiving reports of a person pointing a handgun at passing motorists. Redmond Police Officer Cory Buckley arrived in his police vehicle and struck the 63-year-old suspect, Michael Gaskill, who died two days later.