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News Release
UPDATE - Murder Suspect Arrested - 11/23/22


Francisco Rafael Vasquez-Gomez, age 39, of Cornelius, was taken into custody near Forest Grove on 11/22/22 at 9:00 PM.  He was arrested without incident and was lodged in the Washington County Jail on the charge of Murder in the Second Degree. Members of the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Forest Grove Police Department, Cornelius Police Department, and the Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team were involved with the apprehension.  This investigation continues by Hillsboro Police Department detectives.






The victim in this shooting is identified as Erick Alcantar Vega, age 32, a resident of Hillsboro. 

The investigation of this murder is ongoing. No further information is available for release at this time.




During the early morning hours of November 12, 2022, officers from the Hillsboro Police Department were called to a reported shooting in the area of SE 10th avenue and SE Walnut in Hillsboro. Upon arrival, officers located a single male victim who had suffered a gunshot wound. Officers attempted life saving measures, but the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The Hillsboro Police Detective Division is investigating this homicide, which is in the initial phases. At this time, detectives are not releasing the name or age of the victim pending notification to his family. Witnesses to this crime are asked to contact Detective Becca Venable or Detective Devin Rigo at 503-681-6175.


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