Officer Involved Shooting Review Continues
The Wasco County District Attorney’s office is continuing to review the facts and evidence from Saturday night’s officer involved shooting in The Dalles that resulted in the death of a 77-year-old man. In a statement issued Wednesday afternoon, The Dalles Police Department said officer-involved shootings are among “the most thoroughly reviewed incidents in law enforcement,” and for that reason it takes time before findings can be released. The officer’s name will not be released until the findings of the investigation are released. The police statement asks for “the community’s continued patience” as the D.A.’s office review continues. 77-year-old James Young died after being shot when police responded to his home at 1921 East 10th in The Dalles on Saturday night to reports that Young was firing a rifle at a neighbor’s residence. Details of the incident released over the weekend indicated officers had heard gun shots when they arrived and observed Young actively shooting rounds from a rifle, and at some point an officer shot Young.