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Man shot by police officer was Roseburg resident.

Byline: The Register-Guard

REEDSPORT - Douglas County investigators have identified the man killed by a Reedsport police officer on Tuesday as 55-year-old Roseburg resident Robert J. Jenkins.

Jenkins died just before 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lower Umpqua Hospital in Reedsport.

According to Douglas County Sheriff's Office detectives and Oregon State Police, Jenkins was driving a blue Subaru station wagon south on Highway 101 about 9 a.m. Tuesday when he passed a school bus that was not carrying passengers. The Subaru had been the subject of several driving complaints around that time, police said.

The Subaru had pulled over and was on fire when the bus came upon it a mile or two later, police said. The bus driver pulled over to help with a fire extinguisher, but saw Jenkins with a handgun, police said. The driver backed away and called for help, authorities said.

A state Department of Justice investigator who was not on duty also stopped to help. Reedsport police officers and Douglas County sheriff's deputies arrived shortly thereafter.

A Reedsport officer shot Jenkins a short time later. The officer's name has not been released.

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Title Annotation:Crime
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Dec 25, 2014
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