ASTORIA, Ore. -- Astoria authorities identified the man shot by police last weekend as a businessman on the run from customers who have threatened his life.
Police said 37-year-old Yevgeniy Pavlovich Savinskiy of Washougal, Wash. pointed a gun at officers when he opened the door at the Lamplighter Motel lastSunday. They fired. He fled, and was stopped after a lengthy high-speed chase along Highway 26. He suffered gunshot wounds to a shoulder and arm.
Clatsop County officials said Savinskiy told them he carried a gun for protection and had gotten death threats while his company was being sued for $8 million.
He was released from a Portland hospital and arrested for attempted aggravated murder, attempted assault, trying to elude police, and weapons charges.
Deputy Chief Brad Johnston says investigators also seized a rifle and ammunition.
Earlier this week police reported finding a bloody handgun in the van driven by a the suspect.
Officers responded after ammunition was seen in the man's room.
The Daily Astorian reported the man may not have fired at officers. Police said officers were justified in shooting the man.