Portland Police Chief Larry O’Dea may be in hot water after accidentally shooting a close friend in a hunting accident.
O’Dea neglected to tell deputies responding to the call that he had shot his hunting companion and instead suggested that the man had shot himself.
O’Dea never even identified himself as an officer when questioned by deputies who responded to the shooting on April 21.
The responding deputy was unaware that O’Dea was the police chief and the actual shooter until May 16 when he interviewed the wounded man.
The officer, a Harney county Deputy, said in a statement to the Oregonian/Oregon live that the shooting “didn’t happen the way it was originally portrayed,”
Deputy Ward also stated that “”The victim made it pretty clear he didn’t shoot himself,” Ward said. “The victim knew who shot him.”
It was at this point that the…
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