OAKRIDGE, Ore. -- Oregon State Police say a Boise man who has been the subject of an extensive manhunt in Western Oregon is in the hospital, after being shot and wounded by an Oregon State Police Trooper near Oakridge, Oregon.
James Patrick Powers was wanted following a September 16 robbery, kidnapping and car theft.
OSP said on Saturday, at about 9:30 p.m., an OSP trooper and Oakridge police officer responded to a report of someone matching Powers' description.
The trooper and police officer spotted the man, and attempted to make contact with him, but he pulled out a handgun and was shot at least once by the OSP trooper.
The two officers immediately began emergency medical care on the wounded Powers until Oakridge Fire Department paramedics arrived and took over. Powers was taken to a local hospital with the non-life threatening injury. The officers were not injured.
Police also say the robbery, kidnapping and car theft on September 16 that Powers was wanted for happened near the Cultus Lake Campground. Later that day, Powers attempted to elude OSP troopers on Highway 58 until abandoning the stolen car about seven miles west of Oakridge. He fled into a heavily wooded area with a gun. Police searched for Powers until Saturday night's shooting.
In addition to warrants currently held out of Deschutes County, Powers also has a felony warrant out of Ada County for Probation Violation.