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News Release
UPDATE: MCT identifies troopers involved in I-84 pursuit, officer involved shooting on May 14, 2020 - 05/21/20

UPDATE AS OF 05/21/2020

The East Multnomah County Major Crimes Team (MCT) continues to investigate the officer-involved shooting, use of deadly force and carjacking event that occurred on Thursday, May 14, 2020 east of Troutdale.

MCT has determined five Oregon State Police Troopers are involved in the deadly force incident.

Troopers identified who used deadly force in the officer-involved shooting:

  • Sgt. Kaipo Raiser, hired in 1994 and is currently assigned to The Dalles Patrol Office.
  • Sr. Trooper Mark Jubitz, hired in 2007 and is currently assigned to The Dalles Patrol Office.
  • Sr. Trooper Fred Testa, hired in July of 1997 and is currently assigned to the Portland Area Command.
  • Recruit Jered Coates, hired in May of 2019 and is currently assigned to the Portland Area Command.

Trooper identified who used deadly force in the Tactical Vehicle Intervention:

  • Trooper Joshua McNeely, hired in July of 2017 and is currently assigned to the Portland Area Command.

Following standard agency protocol, these troopers are on paid administrative leave.

During the high-speed pursuit, wanted murder suspect Grayson Morris, 26, shot at Troopers multiple times while traveling on I-84. The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation of these crimes.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is handling the homicide investigation in Ritzville, Wash.

Morris is currently lodged in the Multnomah County Jail.

This investigation is ongoing and no further information at this time.

 

EARLIER RELEASE ON 05/14/2020

On Thursday, May 14, at approximately 10:23 a.m., the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Oregon State Police that troopers were pursuing a person of interest linked to a homicide investigation in Adams County, Washington. The suspect was driving westbound on I-84 toward Multnomah County at a high rate of speed. It was reported the suspect fired multiple shots at troopers while traveling on the freeway. During the pursuit, the suspect stopped several times and exchanged gunfire with troopers.

Near Rooster Rock State Park, the suspect reportedly carjacked a vehicle from a bystander. At approximately milepost 18, eight miles west of Rooster Rock State Park, officers stopped the vehicle using pursuit intervention tactics. After the vehicle came to rest in a field, the suspect was taken into custody without further incident. The suspect has been identified as Grayson Morris, 26. He was transported to a hospital for evaluation and booked into jail on charges of:

  • Attempted murder, four counts
  • Unlawful use of a weapon, four counts
  • Robbery in the first degree, one count
  • Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, one count
  • Attempt to elude, one count

The East County Major Crimes Team responded to the location and is leading the investigation. The Oregon Department of Transportation closed I-84 in both directions for several hours. At 2:45 p.m., eastbound lanes reopened. Westbound lanes will remain closed indefinitely because multiple crime scenes need to be processed.

Troopers who fired their weapons have been place on paid administrative leave as standard procedure in officer-involved shooting investigations. This is an ongoing investigation and as such, no further information can be released. Further media inquiries should be referred to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer. ###

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