GLADSTONE — A man said to be suicidal was found dead inside a home on Monday afternoon following a standoff with police on Springhill Drive just off Webster Road near Kraxberger Middle School.
Somebody called 9-1-1 to report the man was shooting on the back porch just before 9:00 in the morning. He shot at officers before barricading himself inside the house where more gunshots were later heard.
“The tactical negotiation team made entry into the residence and the subject was deceased. It appears to be from a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” said Officer Ulli Nietch of Milwaukie Police.
Officers retreated after they were shot at and shut down the neighborhood. The school was in lockdown until there was a safe way for parents to pick-up their kids.
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s office SWAT team was not available because they were dealing with a shooting in Molalla, so help came in from Washington County.