Man killed in Kelso police shootout identified

Former high school football player wounded officer




Authorities say officers killed a man who burst from a bedroom and shot at them Saturday in West Kelso.

The man killed was Jesse Ryan McMillan, 26, a former high school football player.

McMillan shot a Kelso officer in the leg; he was treated and released from the hospital.

Police say McMillan was involved in a car crash before the shooting, but fled the scene and hid in an area house. During the investigation, officers learned McMillan had a felony warrant.

McMillan’s wife, Kala McMillan, says she called police before the shooting and told them she could talk him out of the house.

Kala McMillan says her husband suffered from mental illness, but was not allowed his medication during a recent stay in jail.