Trooper crit­i­cal, sus­pect killed in chase af­ter do­mes­tic slay­ing

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PORT­LAND | A Christ­mas evening shoot­ing left a woman dead, then trig­gered a car chase and gun­bat­tle in sub­ur­ban Port­land that crit­i­cally wounded an Ore­gon State Po­lice of­fi­cer and killed the slay­ing sus­pect, who had a trou­bled home life, au­thor­i­ties and court records said.

Trooper Nic Ceder­berg, 32, an

Army vet­eran who has been with the depart­ment for seven years, un­der­went surgery Mon­day and re­mains in crit­i­cal con­di­tion, state po­lice said on their Face­book page.

The in­ci­dent be­gan when po­lice in King City found the woman’s body af­ter re­spond­ing to a call about shots be­ing fired late Sun­day, Wash­ing­ton County sher­iff’s Sgt. David Thomp­son said.

James Tylka, 30, was seen driv­ing away, and of­fi­cers pur­sued him, po­lice said. The chase ended with an ex­change of gun­fire about 20 miles south of Port­land. Au­thor­i­ties did not re­lease other in­for­ma­tion about the chase and shootout, ex­cept that of­fi­cers from three po­lice de­part­ments were

in­volved and have been placed on paid ad­min­is­tra­tive leave, a rou­tine move.

But de­tails emerged about Mr. Tylka’s prob­lems at home. He was locked in a pro­tracted dis­pute with his ex-wife over cus­tody of their son and child sup­port pay­ments, ac­cord­ing to court records.

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