Oregon rape suspect shot in police encounter

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THE DALLES — Oregon State Police say a 50-year-old man was fatally shot in a late-night encounter with two police officers from The Dalles.

The Oregonian reports the man was shot past midnight Tuesday inside a residence where police had been dispatched to investigate a rape.

When police arrived, the victim and rape suspect were in the home. Police accompanied the victim to the hospital, while other officers stayed behind with the suspect.

Police say the suspect initially cooperated with them, but at about midnight the man went into a bathroom and emerged with a kitchen knife and threatened them, prompting two officers to fire their weapons. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The names of the officers and the suspect were not released by police this morning.