Authorities in Oregon say a man was fatally shot by police on Saturday following the murder of four individuals at a residence in the Woodburn area.
According to Fox News, 42-year-old Mark Leo Gregory Gago is suspected of carrying out the brutal murder of family members between 9 months and 66 years old at about 10:15 p.m., when police received a report of a domestic disturbance at the location.
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Jensen provided some details in a Sunday morning news conference, confirming officers knew “it was going to be a bad scene” when they responded. He said a firearm was not the cause of death, noting that investigators are working to identify what was used.
“I’ve been told there were numerous weapons, swords, things of that nature in the residence,” he said.
In addition to the four deceased victims, police reportedly found Gago attempting to kill a fifth individual — a child — when they arrived at the scene.
Investigators remain on scene of horrific quadruple murder on S Barlow Rd. Deputies saved the life of a young girl by using deadly force on the murder suspect as he was attempting to kill her. All deputies were uninjured, suspect is deceased. pic.twitter.com/dzVXp5ADzm
— Clackamas Sheriff (@ClackCoSheriff) January 20, 2019
“Deputies saved the life of a young girl by using deadly force on the murder suspect as he was attempting to kill her,” a police statement asserted.
The officers who fired the fatal shots were reportedly placed on administrative leave as a result.
The child he was allegedly attacking and a woman were reportedly transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries not expected to be life-threatening, according to KOIN.
Officials reported that Gago was dead and no responding deputies were injured. The deceased victims were all described as relatives of the suspect and identified as Olivia Lynn Rose Gago, an infant; Jerry William Bremer, 66; Pamela Denise Bremer, 64; and Shaina E. Sweitzer, 31.
[Featured Images: Mark Leo Gregory Gago/Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office]