Man identified in shooting involving Umatilla Indian Reservation officer | New

MISSION, Ore. — The man who died in a shooting involving an officer at the Umatilla Indian Reservation on September 18 has been identified as Jeremiah James Johnson, 39, a registered member of the Confederate Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR).

More information regarding the shooting was released by CTUIR Director of Communications Kaeleen McGuire, who said the incident is still under investigation. The shooting investigation is being led by the FBI, with assistance from the Oregon State Crime Lab.

The Umatilla Tribal Police Department was called to domestic disturbances on the reservation, around the Milepost 18 area of ​​Bingham Road, just after 10:30 a.m. that Sunday, according to McGuire. A Pendleton Police Department officer also responded. When officers arrived, Johnson was armed, according to the press release. A confrontation ensued, when officers shot Johnson, who died. McGuire reports that the two officers involved are now on administrative leave.

“The CTUIR (BOT) Board of Directors understands that this is a very unfortunate and tragic event, and they extend their deepest condolences to the entire tribal community,” McGuire said in the statement. “Because the investigation is ongoing, details are limited. CTUIR is working diligently with law enforcement to provide information as it becomes available.

Bereavement counseling and support services are available at the Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center. Dial 541-966-9830.

Nohemi M. Moore