The Dalles -- A policeman from The Dalles was wounded and a suspect killed after police tried to question a man for a rape investigation.n unspecified confrontation in Wishram, Wash.

The Dalles Police Chief Jay Waterbury said the officer's injuries were not serious. He was taken to Mid-Columbia Hospital and was expected to be released Thursday.Waterbury did not release the officer's name but said he's 42 and has been force for 17 years.

The incident began as part of an ongoing investigation int a reported rape days earlier in The Dalles. Police wished to question a man about the case and learned he lived in Wishram, according to the Klickitat County sheriff's office.

An Oregon State and Klickitat County officers went to a home in 100 block of Main Street shortly after 8 p.m.. A man was spotted through a window. The officer's identified themselves and asked the man to come out.

As he neared the door, officers saw him holding a handgun. Rather that come out the front, he ran out the back, where officers from the The Dalles were positioned. After a one-block foot chase, the man shot the officer from The Dalles, who returned fire. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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