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Officer involved shooting injures man officers say was a threat to parents

Written by on September 10, 2021

Roseburg, Ore – On September 9th, 2021 at about 8:00 PM, officers with the Roseburg Police Department responded to the 1300 block of SE Magnolia Street after it was reported John Kliestik (39) was attempting to light his parent’s home on fire while they were inside the residence.

Officers on scene verified there were fires inside the residence and attempted to make contact with the occupants of the residence and make the scene safe. The officers were confronted by Kliestik, who presented an imminent threat to his parents and to the officers, resulting in an officer involved shooting; one officer discharged their firearm, striking Kliestik in the leg.

The officers were able to secure Kliestik, render aid, and extinguish the fires within the home. Roseburg Fire Department and ambulance services responded and provided further medical care to Kliestik, whom was transported to Mercy Medical Center and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The Douglas County Major Crimes Team was activated and members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, and the Oregon State Police began an investigation into the officer involved shooting. The names of the involved officers are not being released at this time.

Detectives from the Roseburg Police are conducting a separate criminal in

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