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Ontario shooting that left one man dead remains under investigation

A police pursuit that started in Idaho ended at the west end of the Ontario underpass March 14. Victor J. Morales Zavala was shot and killed after he confronted police with a revolver. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

ONTARIO – Police continue to review a shooting last week that led to the death of a 25-year-old Ontario man.

Victor J. Morales Zavala died late in the afternoon March 14 after he was shot by Oregon State Police troopers on the west end of the Ontario underpass.

Dave Goldthorpe, Malheur County district attorney, said Morales Zavala stopped the pickup truck he was driving and then jumped out holding a .22-caliber revolver to his head. 

What happened next is still under investigation by police and Goldthorpe’s office, but Morales Zavala’s next move was judged to . . .