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Deputies kill armed man at Aloha apartment building

UPDATE: Dead man identified as Lewis Lembke, 47


Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Washington County Sheriff deputies on scene of a shooting investigation at the Masters Apartments in Aloha.Officials are investigating a deputy-involved-shooting that left one person dead early Friday.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has identified the dead man as Lewis Lembke, 47. No one else was injured in the incident.

According to the sheriff's office, the shooting was reported at 2:27 a.m. on Jan. 2 in the area near the Southwest 209th Avenue and Eggert Way in the unincorporated part of Washington County in Aloha.

Sgt. Bob Ray said deputies were called to an apartment by a woman who reported her husband had assaulted her. When deputies arrived, they went inside the apartment and contacted the woman. They learned that she had been assaulted, Ray said. As deputies were trying to contact the husband, Ray said he came out of a back room armed with a handgun. Deputies ordered the man to drop the weapon but he refused. The man reportedly threatened the deputies and at least one deputy fired his or her weapon, Ray said.

Deputies immediately gave the subject who was wounded medical aid including CPR. The man was pronounced dead on scene by firefighters.

The area around the Masters Apartments, located in the 4500-block of Southwest Masters Loops has been closed. It will be shut down for several hours.

Ray said that deputies were called to the same apartment complex around 1:30 a.m. after getting reports that the husband was intoxicated and may have been overdosing. Ray said that there was no crime committed at that time, so deputies and paramedics left because the man refused treatment.

The Washington County Major Crimes Team has been activated and is helping with the investigating.

Witnesses are asked to call the non-emergency number at (503) 629-0111 to report any information.

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