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Recovered Replica Handgun
Recovered Replica Handgun
Update On Springfield Police Officer-Involved Shooting In Linn County (Photo) - 09/03/14
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.

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Linn County Major Crime Team Activated Following Officer Involved Shooting - 08/28/14
The Linn County Major Crime Team, in conjunction with the Linn County District Attorney's Office, has been activated to investigate an officer involved shooting by a Springfield Police Officer. The shooting took place at the Jackson's Chevron station located at 33157 Highway 34 in Linn County on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at about 1:30 a.m. following a vehicle pursuit.

Springfield Police pursued a stolen 2000 Suzuki Vitara northbound on I-5 from Springfield. The Oregon State Police and Linn County Sheriff's Office assisted in the pursuit during which spike strips and P.I.T. (pursuit intervention technique) were used.

The vehicle exited I-5 and headed west on Highway 34 before it stopped at the entrance to the Chevron station. The driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, ran towards the store entrance. The driver was shot after she pointed what appeared to be a handgun at officers. A replica of a 1911 semi-automatic handgun was recovered at the scene. Store surveillance video is aiding this investigation.

The driver, identified as 44-year-old Springfield resident Amanda Lynn Gatewood was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis in critical condition.

The Linn County Major Crime Team is comprised of members of the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Albany Police Department, Lebanon Police Department, Sweet Home Police Department and the Oregon State Police.

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