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Aloha man shot, killed in confrontation with deputies

A Washington County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a 52-year-old Aloha man Sunday afternoon when the man exited his home with a loaded high-power rifle, according to sheriff's office reports.

Deputies responded at 3:16 p.m. to a disturbance in the 6700 block of 180th Avenue in Aloha, following a report there was a man in the residence with a gun.

Upon arrival, several deputies encountered Robert Kimball Fox exiting his house with a rifle.

"He pointed the rifle in the direction of the deputies in a threatening manner and was shot once by a Washington County sheriff's deputy," said Sgt. Bob Ray, a sheriff's office spokesman.

Fox succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to officials.

The Washington County Major Crimes Team responded to investigate the incident. Based on standard procedure in an officer-involved shooting, Deputy Brian McLeod, a 12-year veteran of the sheriff's office, was placed on administrative leave.

The investigation is ongoing, and additional information will be released as it becomes available, Ray said.

The Washington County Major Crimes Team is led by the Washington County District Attorney's Office and includes detectives from police agencies within Washington County.

The incident occurred in the Enhanced Sheriff Patrol District.