Police release footage, name of officer who shot suspect at Albany gas station
ALBANY, Ore. -- Police released gas station surveillance footage nearly a week after a Springfield woman was shot by police after she ran from officers while holding a replica handgun following a car chase up Interstate 5.
Springfield Police said the suspect, 44-year-old Amanda Lynn Gatewood, is listed in stable condition at a Corvallis hospital.
Officers said Gatewood was in a stolen 2000 Suzuki Vitara when she led authorities on a chase along Interstate 5 from Springfield toward Albany.
Police officials said she pulled off the interstate at the Highway 34 exit, stopping the stolen vehicle around 1:30 a.m. at a Chevron gas station south of Albany.
In surveillance footage released by police, Gatewood is seen holding a replica pistol to her head. As she approached the convenience store she turned the fake gun toward officers, Springfield Police said.
Springfield Police said officer Justin Myers, a 6-year veteran of their department, was the officer who fired his weapon and hit Gatewood.
Officer Myers was placed on paid administrative leave while Albany Police conducted an investigation, which officials will submit to the Linn County District Attorney's office within the next several days.