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Cannon fired gun, Sheriff says

Off-duty Hillsboro Police Officer Timothy Cannon was armed and fired a gun during the Sunday evening confrontation at his home with Forest Grove police and Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

That's according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, which released more details in the case after Cannon was arraigned on aggravated attempted murder charges Tuesday, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office released more details in the case.

Cannon did not enter a plea at the arraignment, where Washington County Circuit Court Judge Gayle Nachtigal raised his bail from $250,000 to $1 million.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office is scheduled to present the case to a grand jury before Monday afternoon, when a preliminary hearing is scheduled.

Cannon was arrested on Sunday, Jan. 20, after Forest Grove police and Washington County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call at his Forest Grove home. Multiple gunshots were fired in the home and a deputy sustained a non-life threatening injury.

After the arraignment, the sheriff’s office issued a statement that said the 911 call came from Cannon’s wife, Lisa, an employee of the Forest Grove Police Department.

The statement also said Cannon was armed with a firearm and fired it during the confrontation.

A deputy was wounded by shrapnel and the source of that bullet is still under investigation, the statement said.