ASTORIA -- A man was shot twice by police in an exchange of gunfire about 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lamplighter Motel in Astoria that ended with a highway chase.
Police were still trying Monday afternoon to determine the identity of the man. They have two names, said Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis.
The suspect was taken to a Portland hospital after treatment at Columbia General. His condition was not known but his wounds were not life-threatening.
Officers were called to the motel on West Marine Drive on reports of suspicious activity.
Three officers approached a motel room door, Marquis said. They asked the man to come out and shots rang out. It's not certain whether the man fired the shots before opening the door, or as he bolted, Marquis said.
Two officers returned fire. The third, a recruit just seven weeks out of the academy, did not fire a weapon. All three have been placed on administrative leave, Marquis said.
Customers and staff at a nearby Pig N Pancake were in lockdown for about 15, huddled under tables, until an officer came back and announced it was all clear, said waitress Crystal Neprud.
The suspect was able to get to his vehicle and fled from officers, leading them on a chase south on U.S. 101 and east onto U.S. 26, where the chase ended after about eight miles, Astoria police said.
Motel registration records say that the man lives in Washougal, Wash. Marquis could only say he was from Southwest Washington.
Highway 26 was shut down for about an hour during the investigation after the chase.