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District Attorney: Deputies justified in shooting suspect

 

May 3, 2016



Two Linn County Sheriff’s deputies were justified in using deadly force in a March 25 incident, District Attorney Doug Marteeny announced during a press conference Friday, April 29, at the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the DA’s report, Senior Deputy Ryan Keys and Deputy Kenneth Pyle both shot at Brian Eller after he fired at them.

The incident happened at the end of a car chase that started in the K-Mart parking lot in Albany, went onto I-5 and stopped at Seven Mile Lane.

“Eller drove his truck through a field near the corner of Saddle Butte Road and Seven Mile Lane...



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