Home Invasion Suspect Shot By Homeowner in Rainer

In the early morning hours of January 30, 2022, Rainer Police Department responded to a report of burglary in progress at a residence on the 600 block of West C Street in Rainer.

Officer’s arrived on scene and confronted an armed suspect who was eventually detained without incident. The Columbia County Major Crimes team was activated and the investigation continues.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that the suspect committed a home invasion robbery. During the incident, the suspect exchanged gunfire with the homeowner. The suspect was shot in this exchange and the home owner was uninjured. The suspect was transported to a local area hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

The lead agencies for this investigation are the Rainer Police Department and the Oregon State Police with assistance from the Columbia County Sheriff’s office and Columbia County District Attorney’s Office.

This is an on-going investigation and more information will be released at a later time.

Courtesy of OSP