The investigation continues in the death of Lukus Glenn, an 18-year-old former Tigard High School football star shot by Washington County Sheriff's deputies Sept. 16.
An autopsy by the Oregon State medical examiner confirms Glenn's death was caused by multiple abdominal wounds with internal hemorrhaging, but the medical examiner's office isn't releasing other details yet, such as the number of times Glenn was shot, where he was shot or his blood alcohol content.
Currently, the case is being investigated by the sheriff's Major Crimes Team, which is composed of detectives from several law enforcement agencies in the county. The two sheriff's deputies involved in the incident are on administrative leave, which is standard procedure in lethal force cases. The Tigard police officer who fired the beanbag rounds returned to work Friday.
Robert Bletko, Washington County chief deputy district attorney, is hoping to receive the investigative reports pertaining to Glenn's death within the next two weeks, after which he will decide whether or not to turn the information over to a grand jury. The time frame for his decision will depend on how 'voluminous' the report is as well as if it leaves any questions unanswered.
'It really depends on the information provided to me,' Bletko said. 'We'd like to get this resolved as quickly as possible, but I'm not willing to compromise the investigation to do it.'
In the event the district attorney's office finds evidence a crime may have been committed, the information would be presented to a grand jury, who would then determine if the evidence is sufficient for criminal prosecution.