Update On Springfield Police Officer-Involved Shooting In Linn County (Photo)
Recovered Replica Handgun
The Linn County Major Crime Team is continuing to investigate the officer-involved shooting by a Springfield Police Officer on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at about 1:30 a.m. The shooting took place at the Jackson's Chevron station located at 33157 Highway 34 in Linn County following a vehicle pursuit.
Officer Justin Myers, a 6-year veteran of the Springfield Police Department, is identified as the officer who fired his weapon. Officer Myers is assigned to Patrol as a Canine Officer. Officer Myers was interviewed by detectives on Friday, August 29, 2014, and remains on routine administrative leave.
A photo of the actual replica 1911 semi-automatic handgun recovered at the scene is being shared with the public at this time. Also being shared is store surveillance video which is aiding in this investigation.
The surveillance video shows the driver of the vehicle, 44-year-old Amanda Lynn Gatewood, run towards the store entrance holding the replica handgun to her head. Amanda Gatewood is then seen pointing the replica handgun back at officers.
Amanda Gatewood is listed in stable condition at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis.
The investigation is in its final stages and will be forwarded to the Linn County District Attorney's Office for review in the next several days.