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Standoff near Pleasant Hill ends; police say sex abuse suspect shot himself
Oregon State Police (OSP) detectives will complete the investigation into the death of a sex abuse suspect found deceased in his residence Friday evening by OSP SWAT troopers from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The man was found after SWAT troopers made entry into his residence following a near 4-hour standoff about three miles south of Pleasant Hill. Next of kin have been notified and his name is being released.
TROY ADAM BAKER, age 46, was the focus of an OSP investigation alleging sex abuse involving a known male victim over a several year period. Detectives do not believe there are other victims.
On February 26, 2010 at approximately 6:00 p.m. OSP troopers and detectives established a security perimeter around the residence at 35820 Enterprise Road and attempted to contact BAKER using a loudspeaker and phone. BAKER was believed to be alone, armed and suicidal. Following a few minutes of no response, an officer reported hearing what they thought was a single gunshot from inside the residence. OSP immediately called out SWAT members to respond and assist.
After OSP SWAT arrived, team members approached and made entry into the residence where they found the suspect deceased at about 10:00 p.m.
OSP was assisted by Lane County Sheriff's Office during the incident.
PLEASANT HILL, Ore. -- Authorities say a Creswell-area man suspected of sex abuse shot and killed himself late Friday night after a nearly 4-hour standoff with police.
The standoff began around 6 p.m Friday in the 35000 block of Enterprise Road, about three miles south of Pleasant Hill. Early reports indicated the man was armed and possibly suicidal.
OSP officers established a perimeter and tried to make contact with the man via loudspeaker and phone. After several minutes without response, authorities say they heard a single gunshot from the residence. SWAT team members entered the home and found the man dead around 10 p.m.
OSP said it would release the man's name Saturday.
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July 2014 summer heat
I was looking out my back window, when I saw this deer. First it smelled one of our plants, then it walked up to the hummingbird feeder and smelled the flowers on it.
I took this photo from the Dee Wright Observatory at the summit of the old McKenzie Hwy. A nice day trip up from Springfield.