Officer-Involved Shooting Closes Hwy. 101 near Neskowin March 3rd; Highway Remains Closed March 4th as Investigation Continues

EDITOR’S NOTE: US101, 3 miles North of Neskowin MP 94 – 95 remains closed at 7:15 am March 4, 2022.

March 4, 2022 -4:30 am
On March 3, 2022, at approximately 8:47 pm, an officer involved shooting occurred on US Highway 101, near milepost 94, south of the Winema Viewpoint in southern Tillamook County. The incident occurred following a pursuit that originated in Lincoln County where officers were involved in a slow-speed pursuit of a Gold Chrysler 300. It was reported that the vehicle contained an explosive device, and that the adult male passenger of the vehicle was threatening to detonate the device and was assaulting the adult female driver.
The vehicle was disabled using spike strips and the shooting occurred following a more than two-hour standoff. One adult male suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. There is no further danger to the public from this incident. This is an active investigation and as of this writing, Major Crime Investigators are still on scene and Highway 101 is still closed in the area. Check tripcheck.com for information about the road closures and detours.

The Tillamook County Sherrif’s on March 3, 2022 at 6:40 pm issued this press release advising of police action in progress in South Tillamook County.
TCSO Deputies are assisting OSP Troopers with a pursuit that originated in Lincoln County. HWY 101 is closed south of Milepost 93 (south of Little Nestucca River Rd).
The vehicle is now stopped but there are reports that the suspect might have an explosive device in the car.
“We need people to stay clear of this area until this incident is resolved,” said Tillamook County Sheriff Joshua Brown. “This is an ongoing dangerous situation.”

Multiple police agencies are involved in this situation, and more information will be released when appropriate.