Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Alleged burglar shoots cop -- Woodburn, OR

A suspect and a Woodburn police sergeant were wounded in a shooting late Tuesday night, police said.

It happened as six Woodburn officers were searching for 'person of interest' in a burglary investigation just after 11 p.m.

The officers were looking for Billy Jack Gray at the Cambridge Apartment Complex, when all of the sudden, Gray opened fire, according to Lt. Gregg Hastings with Oregon State Police.

Gray came out of a second-story unit firing multiple rounds from a handgun as he came down the narrow stairwell toward the parking lot, Hastings said.

Sgt. John Mikkola was hit by "more than one round," according to Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers. But he still managed to fire several rounds toward Gray.


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