New details released in Sherwood-area shooting
The Washington County Sheriff's Department has released new details in the officer-involved shooting of a Tigard man who died during a confortation with police and deputies last Friday in a field just outside of Sherwood.
Among them was that the man, 54-year-old Remi Sabbe, was acting erratically prior to the shooting and pointed a semi-automatic rifle at sheriff's deputies at one point.
The names of the two deputies who fired their weapons at Sabbe have been released as well. They are Deputy Earl Brown, who has been employed with the sheriff's office since 2008, and Corporal Cade Edwards, employed since 2003.
According to a news release, witnesses reported hearing shots being fired in the area prior to a Sherwood police officer responding to a report of a vehicle driving in a field near the intersection of Roy Rogers and Scholls-Sherwood Road.
When the officer tried to contact Sabbe, he drove away and crashed his truck into a tree, the report stated.
That officer also reported hearing gunshots and saw Sabbe carrying a rifle.
A short time later, tactical responders were called in and first-responders set up a perimeter to keep the public safe, closing off Roy Rogers Road and other nearby roadways.
The sheriff's department reported that law enforcement's attempt to contact Sabbe on his phone were unsuccessful.
Then at 3:30 p.m., members of the inter-agency Tactical Negotiations Team tried to contact Sabbe but he drove away and a Pursuit Intervention Technique, also known as a PIT maneuver, was performed on Sabbe's vehicle.
At one point, Sabbe was seen with an AR-15 rifle on his lap as he started to exit his vehicle and he turned and pointed the rifle at the negotiations team.
That's when members of the tactical team shot him. At that point, some of the members who are combat paramedics tried to use lifesaving measures to save Sabbe but failed.