According to KVAL-TV News, an Oregon man suddenly opened fire on first responders who had just arrived at the scene of a structure fully engulfed in flames.
The man—identified as 65-year-old Lance Taylor Jacobs—reportedly set the fire in an attempt to lure police officers and firefighters in an ambush attempt.
Springfield Police Lieutenant Scott McKee told the station that as firefighters were setting up apparatus to extinguish the flames, gunfire erupted. They quickly retreated from the area, leaving their apparatus behind.
Police soon arrived, and they too came under fire.
Eventually, officers heard a single shot and, upon investigation, found the man dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.