Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Update:  Names released in Tuesday's shooting in Warrenton:

The deceased 39-year-old suspect in Tuesday's breaking and entering has been identified by authorities as Bruce Ross Rogers.  Rogers is said to have had a history of domestic violence with the female renter of the apartment who is said to have shot him at the residence.  A 911 call was made at 10:51am that a man had broken into the apartment and that the occupants of the apartment had locked themselves in a bedroom.  Rogers is said to have told the occupants of the apartment that he had a gun. Arrest records indicate he was previously arrested in April by Clatsop County Sheriff's deputies after attacking the same woman and refusing to leave.  He was arrested and booked into the Clatsop County Jail with charges of fourth degree assault, second degree criminal mischief, coercion, strangulation and interfering with making a police report.  No arrests have been made related to Tuesday's shooting.

AUDIO: Coastwatch 5.8.2013 - Warrenton Mayor Mark Kujala & Police Chief Matthew Workman

 

On May 7, 2013 at 10:51am the Warrenton Police Department (WPD) was sent to 336 S. Main Ave. in Warrenton in reference to an intruder being in an upstairs apartment. The intruder was known to the residents and told them he was armed with a gun. The residents (19-year old male, a 46-year old female, and two teenage females) locked themselves in a bedroom and called 9-1-1.

The residents continued to speak to Astoria Dispatchers while the police responded. As officers from the WPD, Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, and Oregon State Police arrived and were taking tactical positions the male subject broke into the bedroom and was subsequently shot by one of the residents. Officers then entered the apartment, secured the weapons and residents, and then rendered aid to the male subject until Medix and Warrenton Fire Department personnel arrived. The 39-year old male subject was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Clatsop County Major Crime Team was activated and is currently conducting an investigation. No names are being released at this time pending notification of relatives. No one has been arrested and no charges have been filed pending the completion of the investigation.

For clarification of some inaccurate information; no officers were involved in the shooting, no one else including the residents and responding officers were injured, this was not a hostage situation given initial information, and there is only one suspect involved.

As the investigation continues, more information including names of those involved will be released, as appropriate. The Clatsop County Major Crime Team is comprised of members from all law enforcement agencies in Clatsop County and the Clatsop County Districts Attorney's Office

More pictures of Tuesday's scene available on our facebook page.

Audio: Mayor Mark Kujala reacts to Tuesday's shooting in downtown Warrenton

 

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