Someone shot up a cop’s home in an Oregon county whose sheriff won’t enforce gun safety laws
Someone fired multiple gunshots at a police officer’s home in an Oregon county whose sheriff has vowed not to enforce gun laws.
Police are seeking a suspect who fired several shots about 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the law enforcement officer’s Klamath Falls home and vehicles, reported the Herald and News.
No one was injured in the shooting.
The name of the officer and his family have not been released to protect their safety, authorities said.
No arrests have been made, and police have not said why the officer might have been targeted by gunfire — but authorities said they don’t believe the shooting was a random act.
Sheriff Frank Skrah spoke out against the expanded background checks before they were signed into law in August, saying he would not confiscate any guns or “abridge that right to bear arms.”
Skrah pleaded not guilty in November to a variety of charges in connection with sexual harassment and excessive force cases against him.
Seven of the sheriff’s 30 deputies asked to be placed on leave after they were questioned about Skrah in the excessive force investigation.
Two women who serve as prosecutors have also accused Skrah of sexual harassment.
A Klamath County deputy has said she will sue for retaliation and discrimination after she said Skrah reassigned her to patrol duty after she was interviewed as part of the excessive force investigation.