PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police have identified the trooper who was critically wounded in shooting Christmas night.
The agency said on its Facebook page that 32-year-old Nic Cederberg underwent surgery at a Portland hospital Monday. He remains in critical condition, surrounded by friends and family.
Cederberg was shot multiple times by a homicide suspect after police found a deceased woman at a home in King City. The suspect died in an exchange of gunfire.
Cederberg has been with state police for seven years and is a U.S. Army veteran.
Sgt. David Thompson of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect, 30-year-old James Tylka, was fatally shot in the incident.
According to Thompson, police in suburban Portland found a woman deceased after responding to a call of shots fired. Tylka was later seen driving and a chase ensued.
It ended with an exchange of gunfire about 20 miles south of Portland.
Officers from Hillsboro, Sherwood and Tualatin police were involved in the incident. They have been placed on paid administrative leave.