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Suspect in Oregon City police chase, shooting indicted on charges

The suspect, Gerald Leroy Barnes II, and an officer were injured during the incident on Highway 213.

OREGON CITY, Ore. — Editor's note: The video aired on May 9, the story was updated with the newest information on May 17.

A Clackamas Grand Jury indicted a man accused of shooting at law enforcement during a chase that ended on Highway 213 on May 8.

Gerald Leroy Barnes II is charged with three counts of attempted aggravated murder, one count of first-degree assault, two counts of first-degree attempted assault, one count of unlawful use of a weapon and one count of attempt to elude.

According to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, a deputy attempted to pull over Barnes for speeding, but he took off north on Highway 1. 

The sheriff's office said Barnes fired at an Oregon City police officer Christopher Brosseau, who deployed spike strips. A fragment from a bullet hit Brosseau in the eye. He was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery.

The chase stopped on the I-205 on-ramp from Highway 213. The sheriff's office said Barnes continued to shoot at deputies who returned fire. Barnes' shoulder was struck by a bullet. He was treated at the hospital and released the same evening. Barnes was booked into the Clackamas County Jail. His bail is set at $1,000,000.

 No deputies with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office were injured.

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