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April 16, 2013
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OAKLAND: Sutherlin police officer involved in shooting


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.

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The News-Review Updated Apr 17, 2013 11:54AM Published Apr 16, 2013 07:57PM Copyright 2013 The News-Review. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.