Police: Officer shot man who refused to drop guns

Police: Officer shot man who refused to drop guns
Travis Lynn Cress

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - An officer shot a man who refused to drop his guns after making threats to shoot at officers if they didn't leave, Springfield Police said.

Travis Lynn Cress, 30, of Springfield was in serious condition after the Thursday night shooting.

Springfield Police placed the officer on administrative leave, which is standard procedure. The Lane County Interagency Deadly Force Investigations Team will investigate and forward its findings to the district attorney for review.

The incident started with reports that Cress had made suicidal statements in person and online, police said.

Officers responded to a First Street home on Thursday to check on Cress, who told officers to leave or he'd start shooting, police said.

At 11:20 p.m., Cress walked out the back door of the house with two guns in his hands. Police said he refused repeated orders to drop the firearms, at which point at officer shot Cress.