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August 27, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Klamath County, Ore., sheriff’s deputy shot

The Associated Press

Update at 2:42 p.m.: PORTLAND — A Klamath County sheriff’s deputy was shot in the face and side during a traffic stop Wednesday, and police are looking for the suspect.

District Attorney Rob Patridge says the suspect is believed to be driving a black 1989 Jeep Cherokee, with the Oregon license plate ZFQ 270.

The wounded deputy was taken to Sky Lakes Medical Center in critical condition. Hospital spokesman Tom Hottman says the deputy will be flown to OHSU Hospital in Portland, where he is expected to undergo surgery.

People with information about the shooting are asked Klamath Falls Police Department tip line at 541-883-5334.

Original post: PORTLAND — A Klamath County sheriff’s deputy is expected to undergo surgery after being shot.

Tom Hottman, spokesman for Sky Lakes Medical Center, says the deputy is being evaluated and will be going to an operating room.

Hottman says he’s not sure if the operation will be at the Klamath Falls hospital, or if the deputy will be flown to a trauma center.

Klamath Falls police say the deputy was shot shortly before noon Wednesday, but declined to release details of the incident.

The Klamath Falls Herald and News reports that officers were searching for the shooter Wednesday afternoon.

Sheriff Frank Skrah declined comment, saying he was too busy to talk.

Klamath Falls is 280 miles southeast of Portland.

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