Gun found with man wounded by Astoria police



ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Police found a bloody handgun in the van driven by a man wounded by Astoria police.

Deputy Chief Brad Johnston says investigators also seized a rifle and ammunition.

Johnston and District Attorney Josh Marquis talked to reporters Tuesday about the Sunday night shooting at an Astoria motel.Officers responded after ammunition was seen in the man’s room.

Police say he pointed a gun at officers when he opened the door. They fired. He fled, and was stopped after a chase on Highway 26. The Washougal, Wash., man is at a Portland hospital with gunshot wounds to a shoulder and arm.

The Daily Astorian reports ( ) the man may not have fired at officers. Marquis says officers were justified in shooting the man.


Information from: The Daily Astorian,