Corvallis police investigate fatal Albany police shooting

Corvallis police are investigating the officer-involved shooting death of an unidentified man Wednesday morning, Feb. 3, at a residence in southwest Albany.

Albany police officers responded to a welfare check on an allegedly suicidal male at 9:38 a.m. It was determined, according to reports, that he was armed with a handgun in his vehicle at Freeway Lakes on Three Lakes Road.

Officers, Linn County Sheriff’s Office deputies and family members attempted to communicate with him, and a trained crisis negotiator was en route.

Law enforcement personnel worked from a distance to defuse the situation. According to reports, the subject was seen moving a pistol to his head, then to his side. Attempts were made to remove the family from the scene. Then police said witnesses yelled, “No, no” as the man pointed his weapon at officers, two of whom responded with gunfire.

Onscene personnel worked to ensure that family members and a bystander were unharmed and administered first aid to the man, who died at the scene.

The Albany Police Department said that all involved officers are now on critical incident leave. The Corvallis Police Department is leading an investigation of the incident in conjunction with the Linn County District Attorney’s Office and the Linn/Benton Major Crimes Team.

No further information was immediately available.