Deschutes DA releases name of deputy involved in Black Friday shooting

Deputy Clint Baltzor, a 12-year veteran of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was named Thursday as the deputy involved in a Black Friday shooting during a traffic stop in Bend.

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel said in a statement “most interviews have been conducted, most video evidence has been reviewed, and all physical evidence from the scene has been processed.  Forensic and toxicology test results are still pending.”

Baltzor, 35, shot Adam L. Gilliam just after 6 p.m. on November 29th near the Cascade Village shopping Center on the north side of Bend. A second deputy, Megan Lymath, performed a PIT maneuver with her patrol car to bring Gilliam to a stop after a short pursuit. Gilliam is accused of stealing a car from the Shepherd’s House homeless shelter earlier that night.

Gilliam continues to recover at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.

According to Hummel’s statement, Baltzor began his career in law enforcement with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office as a corrections deputy in November of 2007, and was reclassified to a patrol deputy in November of 2012. Baltzor is a member of the SWAT team and is a firearms, baton, pepper spray, and defensive tactics instructor for the Sheriff’s Office.  He currently holds an Intermediate Certification from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

“No other law enforcement officer or member of the public fired a gun during this incident,” Hummel said.

No other information was provided as to how many shots were fired or what prompted the initial gunfire.

Lymath began her career in law enforcement with Cottage Grove Police Department in 2016 as a Community Service Officer.  She was hired by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol deputy in July 2018.

Hummel said he did not anticipate releasing further updates prior to his final decision “which will be rendered in weeks, not months,” according to the statement.

 

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