Deputy shoots Bethany man after alleged knife attack
Resident hospitalized with life-threatening injuries
While checking on the well-being of a resident at a Bethany apartment complex Sunday afternoon, a Washington County Sheriffs Office deputy shot and wounded a 50-year-old man after he allegedly attacked the deputy with a knife, leading to a minor injury.
At the request of family member, deputies responded to check on the well being of Jeffrey Holmes, a resident of the Bethany Meadows Apartments, 16050 N.W. Laidlaw Road, at 3:35 p.m. Sunday. Upon arrival, they made contact with Holmes, 50, to address the familys concerns.
Holmes initially opened his door slightly to talk with deputies. As deputies continued to talk with him, Holmes abruptly opened his door and allegedly attacked the deputies with a knife, causing a minor injury to one of the deputies, said Sgt. Vance Stimler, sheriffs office spokesman. The deputy took actions to defend himself from the attack and fired his weapon, striking Holmes at least once.
Holmes was transported by ambulance to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. His condition is unknown at this time. The deputy was treated at the scene.
The investigation, with the Washington County District Attorneys Office leading the Washington County Major Crimes Team, is ongoing, Stimler said.