Police: Heroic Safeway employee confronted gunman in store

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Bend, Oregon, say an employee who died in a shooting at a Safeway supermarket attacked the gunman in the produce section and tried to disarm him, likely preventing more deaths. The 66-year-old employee, identified as Donald Ray Surrett Jr., was hailed as a hero by police in the city about 160 miles southeast of Portland. Surrett and a customer, 84-year-old Glenn Edward Bennett, were killed i Sunday evening and two others were injured. Police say the shooter shot himself moments later and was found dead “in close proximity” to an AR-15-style weapon and a shotgun.