Bend man killed by police after alleged robberies, pursuit

GATES, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say members of law enforcement killed a Bend man after he allegedly robbed two businesses at gunpoint, stole and car and led police on a chase. Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon says the shooting happened late Tuesday on Highway 22 near Gates. KTVZ-TV reports deputies responded after robberies at a Dutch Bros Coffee shop and a Domino’s Pizza, according to Deschutes County sheriff’s Sgt. Jayson Janes. Police say Brad Masters then allegedly stole a car leading to a police chase that ended when the vehicle was stopped with spike strips. Police say three troopers and one deputy fired at Masters after only what they described as a confrontation. Salem Police are leading an investigation.