GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Police shot and killed a 39-year-old man on Tuesday at the offices of the Oregon State Police in a southwestern Oregon town, authorities said.
Josephine County District Attorney Ryan Mulkins said in a statement that Brandon C. Jones was in the Grants Pass state police office Tuesday in connection with an investigation.
An altercation occurred after Jones's 10:20 a.m. arrival, and Jones was shot after trying to take a trooper's gun, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.
Several state troopers received minor injuries during the incident, according to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety. Mulkins didn't reveal further details including the number of troopers involved.
Rep. Carl Wilson, R-Grants Pass, said the state police likely saved lives.
"The quick and heroic action of dedicated OSP Troopers saved lives and protected the public today," said Wilson, who is the House Republican leader.
A witness told the Daily Courier, a Grants Pass newspaper, that the person who was shot had a gun. The unidentified witness said she was in a church complex adjacent to the state police station when she saw a man walk into the station and then heard four gunshots.
Oregon State Police didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from the Oregonian/OregonLive.
The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety is leading an investigation.