Man in custody following Ontario shooting, pursuit

Posted at 2:27 PM, Aug 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-03 16:27:23-04

An Ontario, Oregon has been taken into custody following an active shooter incident and a police pursuit.

The incident began about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday when police were called to a home on SE 2nd Street outside Ontario on a report of shots being fired. Witnesses say a man was firing in various directions -- on the ground and into the air. Some say as many as 50 shots were fired.

When police arrived, they found a man in what Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe described as being “an agitated state of mind.”

When officers confronted the man –- later identified as Jeffrey McKee, 52 – who reportedly told officers to “turn off the radiation.”

He would not respond to officers’ commands.

McKee then reportedly got into his vehicle –- a white van –- and left the scene.

Police followed the vehicle in a slow-speed pursuit.

McKee later drove into the parking lot of the Red Apple Market and was eventually taken into custody.

Wolfe says several weapons were found in the van. He would not provide immediate details.

McKee was checked out my mental health professionals and paramedics and was taken to the Malheur County Sheriff’s Office for questioning.