Oregon State Trooper Shot Christmas Night By James Tylka

Suspect James Tylka was killed after shooting an Oregon State trooper.

Suspect James Tylka was killed after shooting an Oregon State trooper.

Oregon Trooper Shot – In Critical Condition – Suspect James Tylka Dead

Washington County, Oregon – An Oregon State Trooper was shot Sunday night after pursuing a murder suspect.

Deputies were responding to a disturbance near King City around 10 PM on Sunday night when they found a dead woman in an apartment complex. 30-year-old James Tylka was identified by the suspect and officers located him driving his car. When officers attempted to stop Tylka, he led them on a pursuit SW Gimm Lane south of Sherwood. There was finally a confrontation in which James Tylka was shot. At some point during the incident, Tylke shot an Oregon State Trooper, but the sequence of events is not clear at this time.

The unidentified trooper has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries and James Tylka is dead.

OSP provided an update that the trooper was shot multiple times. The trooper has been with the department for 7 years and is an army veteran out of our North Plains Office.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to this injured hero and his family.

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