OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – A man sought on a murder warrant in the Feb. 6 fatal shooting of an Oregon weighmaster has improved to serious condition after being wounded in a gunfight with Los Angeles police.
The Oregonian reports that a Los Angeles police spokeswoman says Dirck White is no longer using a breathing tube. He had been listed in critical condition after being wounded Sunday. Hollywood-area police say the man fired at them after they responded to a reported car burglary.
Relatives of Grady Waxenfelter said in a statement that they’re relieved by the arrest.
The 47-year-old Estacada man worked as a weighmaster, enforcing trucking regulations. He was shot Feb. 6 after pulling over a pickup truck hauling a trailer loaded with firewood. The driver fled.