Gresham man arrested after officer-involved shooting in Battle Ground

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian Breaking News Reporter



Randy Allen Upham

A Gresham, Ore., man has been identified as the person arrested Thursday morning after an officer-involved shooting near Battle Ground.

Randy Allen Upham, 50, remains in Clark County Jail on a fugitive from justice warrant, according to Clark County Sgt. Fred Neiman. Additional charges are possible.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Service were in the 7800 block of Northeast 239th Street about 10:30 a.m. searching for Upham, a wanted felon, according to the sheriff’s office.

Upham fled in a vehicle toward a deputy marshal, who fired a service weapon in response, Neiman said in a press release.

No one was hit by the gunshot and no one was injured, Neiman said.

The car Upham was driving crashed into a tree, and he was taken into custody.

The name of the deputy involved in the shooting was not released.

Emily Langlie, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, said that federal charges have not been filed. Upham was not listed as appearing Friday in Clark County Superior Court.

Once the investigation is completed, Langlie said, investigators will decide whether state or federal charges are more appropriate.

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