Philomath man dead after officer-involved shooting in Corvallis

An employee told police that a male was acting in an aggressive manner and was trying to get into guests' rooms.

Posted: Apr 3, 2021 9:10 AM
Updated: Apr 3, 2021 10:52 AM

CORVALLIS, Ore. --- One man has been pronounced dead after an officer-involved shooting in Corvallis early Saturday morning. 

The Corvallis Police Department said officers responded to a report of a male trespassing in the Days Inn Hotel.

An employee told police that a male was acting in an aggressive manner and was trying to get into guests' rooms.

When officers contacted the man, they found that he was armed with a knife. Shortly after is when the officer-involved shooting occurred.

Emergency aid was given to the suspect but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The deceased is a 32-year-old Philomath resident.

The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave.

The investigation is still ongoing and is being led by the Albany Police Department with assistance from the Benton County Major Crimes Team.

This is a developing story. Stay with KEZI 9 News for updates.

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