Wounded trooper remains in critical condition


The Washington County sheriff's office identified the suspect in the homicide as 30-year-old James Tylka, who subsequently was involved in a vehicle chase, OregonLive reported.

The Oregon State Police tweeted at about 5:45 a.m. that the trooper was in stable but critical condition.

Cederberg was surrounded by friends and family as he underwent surgery at a local hospital Monday morning.

The OSP Facebook page described the trooper as an Army Veteran with seven years on the job wit the agency.

Almost 140 officers across the USA have been shot and killed in 2016, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Officers were responding to reports of gunshots at a Portland, Oregon home on Christmas when they found the dead body of Kate Armand, 24, lying dead in the street.

Officers from Hillsboro, Sherwood and Tualatin police departments were involved in the incident and are on paid administrative leave.

"Nic received multiple gunshot wounds", Oregon State Police said in a statement.

It ended with an exchange of gunfire about 20 miles south of Portland.

Officers responding reports of gunshots found the body of Kate Armand, 24, lying in the street outside the OR home of her 34-year-old husband, James Tykla. One Facebook friend responded to the post by saying that they hoped the two of them would be able to work things out. His profile picture depicted him and Kate in happier times, while his cover photo photo was an image of his son from a previous relationship and his daughter with Kate. "My heart is broken", she said, over losing her only sister. She said Tylka spoke about suicide in September 2015, drawing a call to police, before leaving town for four months.

Several Facebook posts by Kate Armand's friends expressed grief, describing her as a good person and an fantastic mother to a almost 1-year-old girl. A photo reposted by Tylka earlier this month shows the couple hugging and kissing.

The woman filed for immediate temporary custody of their child in September, saying the boy was in danger of potential abuse. "I told him no, and he yells until I tell him, '" she wrote.

Tykla had served as an unpaid cadet with Beaverton Police from 2004 and 2006, as part of a program for teens with an interest in law enforcement.

A judge denied Starks' request for immediate temporary custody.