Editor’s note: The suspect involved in this shooting has since been identified. Find the updated information here.
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A Washington County deputy is in critical condition at Legacy Emmanuel Wednesday after being shot in Tualatin, according to authorities.
The deputy was shot “multiple times in his body”, according to Washington County Sheriff spokesperson Anel Ceric.
The suspected shooter was found dead at the scene, according to WCSO.
“We can’t talk about or identify the injured deputy, I want you to know that I know him. He is an incredible person. He is a complete professional. He is compassionate. He is also resilient and tenacious. This tragedy reminds us today that police work can be very dangerous,” said Sheriff Pat Garrett.
KOIN 6 News reporter Brandon Thompson, who arrived on the scene just after 11 a.m., says Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at the Timbers at Tualatin apartments in Tualatin to serve a civil eviction notice around 9:30 a.m. Around 10:20 a.m. according to deputies, a person opened fire.
Officials said that a deputy was hit and was Lifeflighted to a hospital where they are listed in critical condition and undergoing treatment. Officials say at least one deputy returned fire. Witnesses told KOIN 6 News they heard “pops” right after deputies arrived.
Another resident of the complex told KOIN 6 News they were woken up by deputies knocking on her door and telling her to “shelter in place” before she was evacuated from the complex with several other residents.
Just after 1 p.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that the “suspect had been located and there is no further danger to the public.”
It is not clear, at this time, if the person who opened fire on the deputies is the same person they were trying to contact when deputies first arrived.
This is a developing story.