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26 Nov 2015
27 Nov 2015
Hillsboro officer-involved shooting suspect identified
The man said to have fired Friday night at Hillsboro officers, who died after officers say they returned fire, is now being identified.
The Hillsboro Police Department is identifying him as 30-year-old Victor Torres-Elizondo. He has lived in the Oregon towns of Woodburn and Forest Grove, according to police.
"The names of the involved officers will be released after further investigation by the Washington County Major Crimes Team," according to the police department news release issued Monday afternoon.
The Hillsboro officer-involved shooting happened around 9:40 p.m. Friday near the intersection of SE Maple Street and 13th Avenue -- when a 1992 Honda Accord was pulled over by officers in a marked car.
Police said there were four people in the Accord. The front seat passenger reportedly pulled a handgun on one of the officers and began shooting at close range, but missed the officer.
That officer's partner pulled his gun out and returned fire, hitting the shooter.
The suspect was given first aid by responding police and then rushed to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in North Portland. He died at the hospital.
The two Hillsboro police officers were not seriously injured, though the officer who initially was shot at required treatment for undisclosed injuries.
The Associated Press reports a police dog had alerted officers during the traffic stop that drugs might be in the car. Police have yet to say whether any drugs were found.