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Aloha man shoots wife's friend

Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) deputies are investigating an incident in which an Aloha man allegedly shot another man during a dispute last Sunday.

Only minor injury resulted from the gunshot.

On March 15 at 12:57 p.m., deputies responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 15600 block of Southwest Jaylee Street in Aloha. It was reported that Richard Zillmer Jr., 51, who lives at the residence, shot Travis Harrison, 36, of Aloha, during a dispute.

Deputies found Harrison in the street in front of Zillmer’s house, shot once in the abdomen. It was believed Zillmer was still inside the house and had access to several firearms, said Sgt. Bob Ray, WCSO spokesman.

After Harrison was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, deputies contacted Zillmer by phone and convinced him to exit the house.

Officers had prior knowledge of this “ongoing dispute,” Ray said, and had been at the same house March 14, “investigating Mr. Harrison when he barged into the house and attempted to fight Mr. Zillmer.” Harrison was injured during that altercation and was transported to a hospital, where he was treated and released.

Zillmer’s wife lives with Harrison, said Ray, “which is believed to be the catalyst for the dispute.”

Washington County Violent Crimes Unit Detectives and the Forensic Science Unit were called to assist with the investigation. The incident will be sent to the county District Attorney “for review and possible grand jury consideration,” Ray said.

Harrison faces possible criminal charges as the investigation continues.

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