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News Release
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UPDATE #2: Suspect Named in Hagg Lake Shooting, Public Tips Sought (Photo) - 08/12/19

The Washington County Major Crimes Team has identified 56-year-old Dante James Halling as the suspect who shot two deputies on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Mr. Halling is still receiving treatment at a local hospital and there is no update on his condition. Although he has not yet been charged related to the events on Thursday, Mr. Halling is being held on two unrelated felony warrants which were both issued in December 2018. The first warrant was issued by Multnomah County for violating his probation on a prior conviction for attempted assault. The second warrant was issued by the Oregon State Parole Board for a parole violation. The most recent mug shot, from Multnomah County in September 2018, is attached.

The second photo attached was taken of Mr. Halling on Thursday near Hagg Lake prior to the shooting. He was photographed wearing boots, high white socks, dark shorts, a dark top, and was wearing a bag or backpack.

The Major Crimes Team is looking for more information about Mr. Halling’s recent activities and whereabouts. Specifically, if you saw Mr. Halling, spoke with him, or know anything about his activities or whereabouts in the weeks prior to the shooting on Thursday, please call the tip line at 503-846-2500.

There is no update on the condition of either deputy injured in the shooting. The Sheriff’s Office is grateful for the many kind words and thoughts from the community as the deputies continue to recover.


MEDIA ADVISORY: Interviews with a public information officer will be available at 3:00 p.m. at the Washington County Law Enforcement Center in Hillsboro.

Attached Media Files: PDF version , Scene photo , MCSO booking photo
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