Investigation ongoing in Tualatin shooting death


TUALATIN - Tualatin police officers are still trying to wrap up their investigation into the shooting last month that killed 23-year-old Kimberly Osbrink.

Tualatin police spokesman Jeff Groth said Tuesday that officers were trying to make sure to cover every possible aspect of the case before turning findings over to the Washington County District Attorney's Office.

At about 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 16, officers responded to a 9-1-1 call from Ryan Osbrink, 24. When officers arrived at the Osbrinks' Tualatin apartment, they reported finding Ryan administering first aid to his wife.

According to police, Ryan said that he 'unintentionally' shot Kimberly while he was practicing drawing his pistol from a holster. Kimberly was rushed by ambulance to the Oregon Health and Science University Hospital, where she later died from her injuries. Police said she was shot in the abdomen.

And also according to police, Kimberly did give a brief statement to the first responding officers, but police are not releasing that information.

Kimberly and Ryan had been married for about three years.

Ryan, a Marine who had served at least one tour in Iraq and in 2006 was awarded a Bronze Star Medal with combat distinguishing device, had signed an offer of employment with the Clark County Sheriff's Office to begin on work Dec. 19. That employment was delayed pending the outcome of the Tualatin Police Department's investigation.

The weapon involved in the shooting, according to police, was an H and K USP .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol that Ryan Osbrink personally owned.