The Washington County District Attorney's office decided last Friday against filing charges against 24-year-old Ryan Osbrink of Tualatin who shot his wife in mid-December.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Roger M. Hanlon wrote in a letter to Tualatin Police Chief Kent Barker that the shooting was an accident, and filing criminal charges against Osbrink for negligent homicide or manslaughter would not be in the best interest of the family or the community.

'The decision is clear that the community as a whole would receive no benefit in a criminal prosecution,' Hanlon wrote.

At about 10:25 p.m. on Dec. 16, Ryan Osbrink was inside his Tualatin apartment on Nyberg Road, practicing pulling a handgun from a holster when the gun fired, hitting 23-year-old Kimberly Lynn Osbrink in the abdomen. She grew up in Lake Oswego.

Ryan Osbrink, a former U.S. Marine who recently returned from duty in Iraq, called 9-1-1 and gave his wife first aid until medical help arrived. She was taken to Oregon Health and Science University Hospital, where she died at 1:50 a.m.

Before going to the hospital, Kimberly Osbrink told Tualatin police that the shooting was an accident. An investigation by Washington County's Major Crimes Team came to the same conclusion.

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