Police find dog of Oregon shooting suspect

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A member of the Oregon State Police SWAT team searches a wooded area in the Bayshore community Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, in Waldport , Ore. Police are searching for 43-year-old David Anthony Durham, suspected of shooting and critically wounding a police officer Sunday night on the Oregon coast. The gunman fled into the wilderness surrounding Waldport's peninsula, about five miles from Siuslaw National Forest. The search for him entered its third night early Wednesday as 25-member SWAT teams armed with assault rifles searched the area. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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Authorities have found a dog belonging to fugitive Portland man suspected of shooting and critically wounding a Lincoln City police officer.

David Durham has been at large since Sunday when he fled on foot into a sparsely populated area on the Oregon coast after a high-speed chase with police.

The dog, named Huckleberry, was found Wednesday morning. It had an injury to its left leg.

Police say they believe that when Durham fled from officers he went in an opposite direction from the dog.

Authorities say Durham shot Lincoln City Police Officer Steven Dodds during a traffic stop on Sunday night, then sped south until his truck was stopped in Waldport.

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WALDPORT, Ore. (AP) — A 25-man SWAT team has searched more than 250 houses in Waldport on the Oregon coast in the manhunt for a 43-year-old Portland man suspected of shooting and critically wounding a Lincoln City police officer.

Newport Police Chief Mark Miranda said Wednesday morning that 30 percent of the houses his team has searched are vacant.

He said some rental or vacation homeowners have called local police to ask them to search the properties for David Anthony Durham.

A warrant issued Tuesday for Durham included aggravated attempted murder charges after police say he shot Lincoln City Police Officer Steven Dodds on Sunday night, then sped south until his truck was stopped in Waldport and Durham fled into the woods.

Police have allowed residents in the search area to return home.

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