CERT officers shoot wanted Redmond man during Crook County traffic stop


Central Oregon Emergency Response Team officers shot and injured a Redmond man Thursday during a high-risk traffic stop, according to the Crook County District Attorney.

The incident happened on Highway 26 and Ryegrass Road when the CERT team tried to stop and arrested 25-year-old Donald Matthew Freauff on an outstanding parole warrant.

District Attorney Wade Whiting said Freauff suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to St. Charles in Redmond.

He was later taken to the Crook County jail and charged with felon in possession of a firearm, fleeing/attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving and other charges.

The Central Oregon Major Incident Team has been sent to Crook County to investigate the shooting, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Jayson Janes said the major incident team is working with Whiting.

The Oregon State Police and the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office are the lead investigating agencies.

The involved officers will be placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation.


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