Ore. officer wounded in shootout, suspect in custody

The officer was released from the hospital on Sunday after being shot several times in his left leg

Everton Bailey Jr.
The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.

MILWAUKIE, Ore. — A 30-year-old man accused of shooting a Milwaukie police officer during a shootout near a grocery store late Saturday remains held in the Clackamas County Jail.

Douglas J. Teter appeared in county circuit court on suspicion of attempted murder, second-degree assault, resisting arrest and unlawful use of a weapon. He was denied pretrial release by a judge and ordered to next appear in court for a hearing on April 22, court records show.

Teter is accused of trying to kill Officer Daniel J. Duke, according to court documents. State records show Duke was hired by the Milwaukie Police Department last May and has prior law enforcement experience since 2009 outside of Oregon.

Duke was released from a hospital Sunday after being shot several times in his left leg, said Officer Brad Walther, a Milwaukie police spokesman. He said Duke has not yet been interviewed by members of the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team, which is investigating the incident.

“While he is very sore, he is able to get around with the use of crutches,” Milwaukie police said in a statement Monday evening. “Officer Duke is expected to recover fully and is in good spirits.”

According to police, Duke stopped Teter as he was walking near Southeast 42nd Avenue and Monroe Street around 11:20 p.m. because he matched a description of a man suspected of threatening another with a gun earlier. At some point, a TASER was used on Teter, but it didn’t work, police said.

Teter and Duke later exchanged gunfire two blocks north of where Teter was stopped, near the Safeway store at Southeast 42nd Avenue and Harrison Street, and the officer was injured, police said.

Teter then ran away and was later found hiding under a truck and camper, police said.


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