Police: Standoff came after shootout with detectives
ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The standoff that closed a Roseburg street for hours was the result of a shootout between police and a male suspect, according to police.
Authorities say that just after 3:00 p.m. Monday, detectives went to the Casa Loma Motel while conducting follow up on an investigation.
They confronted an adult male at one of the rooms and say the male almost immediately started firing at the Detectives with a handgun.
Police say there was a brief exchange of gunfire between detectives and the man, before the he fled into the room.
Due to the proximity of the shooting to Stephens, the road was blocked from Winchester north to Garden Valley. Several businesses in the area were also placed on a lock down during the initial stages of the incident.
Officers and Detectives from numerous neighboring agencies responded to the scene and a perimeter was established around the room.
After several hours of negotiations with the male, he surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident just before 7:00 p.m.
There were no injuries to any of the involved Officers or anyone from the public. The male suspect was treated on scene for a minor injury to his hand.
The investigation is still underway, and officials say information regarding the identity of the male and the charges against him will be released at a later time.