A trained hostage negotiator was on the scene and attempted to speak to the suspect on the phone, but “shots were fired,” the statement said.
“There have been multiple casualties during this incident, including that of the suspect,” the statement said.
The sheriff’s office did not say how many people died in the accident.
Oregon State Police are conducting investigations into the shooting as they would any deputy involved in shooting for the sheriff̵
No deputies were injured and any deputies involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave while the investigation is conducted, according to the statement.