Bystanders help after deputy shot in Happy Valley

The incident happened around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning

An officer was shot in the leg in Clackamas County, November 15 2016. (KOIN)
An officer was shot in the leg in Clackamas County, November 15 2016. (KOIN)

HAPPY VALLEY, Ore. (KOIN) – A deputy with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office was shot early Tuesday morning while investigating a traffic crash, and bystanders helped the wounded deputy during the incident.

The incident was reported shortly before 6:30 a.m. near the intersection of Southeast Sunnyside Road and Southeast 139th. 

A spokesperson with CCSO says the injured deputy, Robert Cordova — who was doing contract police work for Happy Valley at the time of the shooting — was transported to the hospital. He was described as alert and talking to emergency responders and is expected to recover. He was released from the hospital later in the day.

Cordova, who joined the department in July 2015, is also on administrative leave during the investigation, standard procedure in these instances.

The suspect, 40-year-old Steven W. Wilson, was taken to an area hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries, but officials did not release his condition nor did they say how he was injured.

Two bystanders helped the deputy after he was shot, officials tell KOIN 6 News. One was riding in the car with the deputy and the other was a passerby.

Southeast Sunnyside Road was closed between 132 and 139th until 1:40 p.m.

Both CCSO and Oregon State Police are on scene and investigating.

KOIN 6 News will have more information as it develops.