Hillsboro suspect arrested after shooting at parked car


The investigation is ongoing

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man police said they found shooting at a parked car led police on a chase in Hillsboro Friday afternoon.

Police said the incident started when they received a report of gunfire around 4 p.m. Friday afternoon. Community members told police they saw a man with a pistol, shooting into a parked car at the Quatama Crossing Apartments on NE Autumncreek Drive. By the time officers arrived, the suspect drove away in a Subaru Outback.

A short time later, another responding officer found a car matching the suspect car description. The officer attempted to pull the car over, but when the officer got out of his patrol car, the Subaru drove off.

Police said the Subaru lost control at an intersection on NE Century Blvd and crashed into an SUV. The two people inside the SUV, a woman and a man, were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver in the Subaru, along with the 3 other passengers, were all uninjured, said police.

Hillsboro police arrested the driver, a 19-year-old man, and also found a gun in the car. The suspect has been identified as Austin Schnell of Albany. He has been lodged in the Washington County Jail where he now faces multiple charges, including the unlawful use of a weapon, criminal mischief, running from police and assault.

The investigation is ongoing, said police.

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