BORING, Ore. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said a county employee was shot and the case is being investigated as a homicide.

Dispatchers first said officer was down after a reported shooting near Boring, Ore. Thursday morning, but according to a tweet by the sheriff's office, the victim was a county employee.

Deputies were investigating reports of an injured person just after 11 a.m. Authorities closed the Highway 224 at Southeast Bakers Ferry Road and were setting up a staging area to give more details at the Barton Gas Station.

Deputies were searching for the suspect.

Clackamas County deputies are currently investigating reports of an injured officer in the unincorporated area of Boring, OR Clackamas Sheriff (@ClackCoSheriff) February 6, 2014

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