UPDATE: Sweet Home man killed in Cascadia confrontation

Two Linn County deputies on administrative leave as investigation continues


March 22, 2023

Benny Westcott

Law enforcement officials confer at the scene of the shooting Tuesday afternoon.

A Sweet Home man was killed in an armed confrontation with Linn County Sheriff's deputies Tuesday afternoon, March 21, following a report of a disturbance in the Cascadia area, Oregon State Police said Wednesday.

According to Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan Tuesday evening, the agency's dispatchers had received a 911 call that afternoon regarding an incident in the 27200 block of High Deck Road. Deputies, Sweet Home police and Sweet Home Fire & Ambulance District medics responded to the scene shortly after 2 p.m.

The OSP reported that upon arrival at the reported location, "deputies confronted an armed male, and the incident resulted in two deputies discharging their duty weapons." They then rendered emergency medical aid to the suspect, 30-year-old Noah David Colgrove, of Sweet Home, who was declared dead at the scene. The deputies were uninjured.

Duncan said the Linn County Major Crimes Team, led by OSP, has been engaged to investigate the shooting, as is required by agency policy and state statute.

"We will provide updates as additional details become available," she said.

The deputies involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave, per agency policy and practice, the OSP said.

"At this time, no further information is available for release," the agency reported at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday. "This is an ongoing investigation, and future updates will come from the Oregon State Police or the Linn County District Attorney's Office."


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