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News Release
Two Deputies Shot by Theft Suspect Near Hagg Lake - 08/08/19

On Thursday August 8, 2019 at 2:16 p.m., deputies responded to a theft of a long gun at a residence in the 54700 block of SW Scoggins Valley Rd in Gaston. It was reported that the suspect was last seen going into the woods. Due to the terrain of the area and information that the suspect was armed, the Washington County Tactical Negotiation Team (TNT) was brought in to assist with searching for the suspect. While TNT members were looking for the suspect, he began shooting at them. Two deputies were shot by the suspect and multiple TNT members returned fire, injuring the suspect.

Immediately, our injured deputies began receiving medical care from a Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue paramedic, who is assigned to TNT. As soon as the injured deputies were evacuated, they were provided medical care from our partners at Gaston Fire, Cornelius Fire, and Metro West. One deputy was taken by air ambulance to a nearby trauma hospital. He sustained serious injuries. A second injured deputy was transported to a local hospital with non-lifethreatening injuries.

The suspect surrendered to deputies after sustaining gunshot wounds. He was transported to an area hospital and his condition is unknown.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office extends their gratitude to Cornelius Police, Forest Grove Police, Beaverton Police, Hillsboro Police, Tigard Police, Sherwood Police, Tualatin Police, Oregon State Police, Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, Portland Police Bureau, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, Lifeflight Network, Metro West, Cornelius Fire, Gaston Fire, Forest Grove Fire and Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency. We are very thankful for all of our partner agencies, who have assisted us following this event.

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