Multiple agencies investigate officer-involved shooting near Athena

An Athena man is dead following an officer-involved shooting this morning near Athena.

The Umatilla County District Attorney's Office says 55-year-old Tere King exited his vehicle with a firearm after an Athena Police officer spotted his vehicle just after 7 this morning on Pamburn Road near Highway 11.

Before shots were fired and King exited his vehicle, he allegedly tried driving his vehicle at Sergeant Erik Palmer.

When King exited, that's when Palmer shot King one time, resulting in a fatal injury.

King was involved in a high speed pursuit on Saturday with Milton-Freewater Police, but got away.