Man charged in shooting of deputy in Happy Valley

Steven William Wilson allegedly shot deputy with his own gun

Steven William Wilson, November 22, 2016 (Clackamas County Sheriff's Office)
Steven William Wilson, November 22, 2016 (Clackamas County Sheriff's Office)

OREGON CITY, Ore. (KOIN) – The man accused of trying to kill a Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputy has been booked into jail.

Steven William Wilson is now charged with one count of attempted aggravated murder with a firearm and one count of second-degree assault with a firearm.

The shooting of CCSO Deputy Robert Cordova happened on Nov. 15 in Happy Valley along Sunnyside Road.

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)

KOIN 6 News has learned that Wilson was able to grab hold of Cordova’s department-issued gun and used it to shoot Cordova in the leg.

Wilson had been in the hospital recovering from undisclosed injuries he suffered during the encounter with Cordova.

The sheriff’s office still hasn’t said how Wilson was hurt during the incident that began around 6:20 a.m. on November 15.

Emergency dispatchers got a call a man had been hit by a car. Deputy Cordova was one of the first on the scene and was almost immediately confronted by Cordova, the sheriff’s office said.

It’s still unknown if Cordova was actually hit by a vehicle.

Wilson is being held at the Clackamas County Jail on $1 million bail. He is due back in court Nov. 30.

Officials told KOIN 6 News the incident remains under investigation.