Police officer fires at man
A Sutherlin police officer who fired his service weapon at an Oakland man during a domestic disturbance Monday night has been placed on administrative leave, according to the Sutherlin Police Department.
Sutherlin police were dispatched to 408 N.E. Pine Street at about 7:15 p.m. for a reported fight between an adult man and woman with children present. Police say the man, Marshall Lanier, made statements to them indicating he had a handgun.
After refusing commands to show his hands and making “furtive movements” to an area near him, an officer fired his gun at Lanier and another officer used a Taser to subdue him, according to police.
The man was not hit by a bullet and is in custody today pending a mental evaluation.
The Sutherlin Police Department places all officers involved in shootings on paid leave, according to a press release.