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UPDATED: 1 dead in officer-involved shooting in Coos Bay

COOS BAY — A Coos Bay resident armed with a rifle was shot dead Saturday morning at approximately 6:44 a.m. by officers near a residence located at 475 Johnson Avenue, according to a press release from Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier.

Early Saturday, Coos Bay police had attempted on two separate occasions to arrest Eric Sweet for a felony attempting to elude a police officer. In both incidents, pursuits were discontinued for safety reasons.


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