Authorities arrest man suspected of shooting Oregon deputy

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Posted: Sep 26, 2015 3:21 PM

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in western Oregon say they have arrested the suspect involved in shooting and injuring a sheriff's deputy who was responding to a call.

Lane County Sheriff's Office says 38-year-old Carlos Roa was taken into custody at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday in Cottage Grove, south of Eugene. No shots were fired during his arrest. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of an apparent gunshot wound.

The shooting occurred at about 8 p.m. Friday, when deputies responded to a report of shots fired. They found a man armed with a gun. He fired at them, and deputies returned fire. The man then fled on foot.

The injured deputy, an 18-year veteran of the sheriff's office, remains in stable condition at the hospital. His name has not been released.