Aloha man fatally shot by Washington County deputies
Deputies in Washington County fatally shot a man they said was armed with a rifle Saturday night in Aloha.
Several 911 callers reported a man with a gun wandering around on SW 195th Avenue, near SW Farmington Road, according to Sgt. David Thompson of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
“I looked out and sure enough there’s a guy standing there with a rifle,” neighbor Jim Briggs told KGW. “I watched him walk up and down the street a couple of times with it, so I went upstairs and called.”
The man was still there when deputies got there.
“At least two deputies arrived on the scene and encountered a 54-year-old man armed with a rifle,” Thompson said. “Within a few minutes of their arrival, two of the deputies fired at the armed suspect.”
Briggs said the man actually pointed his rifle at the deputies.
“He was standing behind this car,” Briggs said. “He pointed the gun at them and I heard two shots.”
Jeffery David Anderson, 56, of Aloha, was taken to a Portland hospital, where he died Sunday morning from injuries suffered in the shooting.
The deputies involved were placed on administrative leave. Additional details on the shooting were not available.
Washington Co. deputies fatally shoot man in Aloha
A man was shot by two Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies Saturday night in Aloha after reports the man had been walking down the street with a gun.
Officials said Jeffery David Anderson, 56, from Aloha, died Sunday morning at OHSU from his injuries.
Washington County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, Sgt. Dave Thompson, said at 8:13 p.m. Saturday night calls started coming in about a man walking down Southwest 195th Avenue near Farmington Road in Aloha toting a gun.
Thompson said deputies were on scene within a few minutes and made contact with Anderson.
“It’s a warm night, this guy’s walking around with a gun and obviously we got a lot of phone calls about it,“ Thompson said.
Neighbors tell KOIN Local 6 they heard several gunshots follow by deputies telling them to stay inside their homes.
A witness said the deputies shot the man after he ignored their commands.
Officials would only confirm two deputies had been involved in the shooting, and said the suspect was the only one injured.
Thompson said the suspect was taken to OHSU but did not know his condition Saturday night.
Aloha man who was killed by deputies had aimed rifle at officers, a neighbor says
An Aloha man shot and killed by two Washington County sheriff’s deputies was described as unstable by a neighbor Sunday.
Jim Briggs called 9-1-1 Saturday night after a passing motorcyclist told Briggs’ mother-in-law to go inside Briggs’ house because the motorcyclist had seen a man carrying a gun down Southwest 195th Avenue. Others in the neighborhood had also called 9-1-1 about the man.
After securing his children in the back of the house, Briggs watched out his glass front door as his neighbor, Jeffery David Anderson, sat on the curb across from Briggs’ house and pointed a rifle toward cars driving along Southwest 195th Avenue south of Farmington Road.
He said Anderson, 56, who lived two doors down on the same side of the street, was talking to himself and seemed drunk. Then he saw Anderson aim the rifle at an area where neighborhood kids normally play in the road, although Briggs could not tell whether children were present.
At one point, Anderson sat down and took apart what Briggs described as an assault rifle with a banana clip, and then put it back together.
Deputies responded to Briggs’ call around 8:13 p.m., and according to police, several deputies arrived on the scene and confronted Anderson.
Within a few minutes of the deputies’ arrival, Briggs said, Anderson took aim at them, and two officers fired back.
Briggs said he heard the shots, which he described as “pops,” and saw Anderson lying on his back in the street.
He said the general feeling in his family was the man was “someone you didn’t want to mess with.”
He said Anderson would make “grumbling” noises at Briggs’ wife whenever she walked the dogs past his house.
After Anderson was shot he was taken to OHSU Hospital, where he died early Sunday, according to the Multnomah County medical examiner’s office.
The two deputies who shot Anderson were placed on paid administrative leave, according to Sgt. David Thompson, a Washington County sheriff’s spokesman.
Thompson declined further comment on the case, and said detectives and the county’s district attorney’s office will continue to investigate the incident.
Neighbor: Man shot by deputies was suffering from mental issues
A 56-year-old man shot by Washington County sheriff’s deputies later died of his injuries.
Jeffery David Anderson, of Aloha, died Sunday morning at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) after he had been shot Saturday night.
The incident began around 8:15 p.m. on Southwest 195th Avenue, just south of Farmington Road.
Deputies had responded there on a report of a man with a gun and within a few minutes of their arrival, they fired at the armed suspect.
No further details about what transpired in those minutes have been released but neighbors said the man had been threatening people.
“(He was) walking down the road with a rifle with a big clip and supposedly pointing the rifle at children,” said Ricky Glen, who lives in the area. “Very disturbed, obviously, shouting out different kinds of things.”
“They were telling him to get on the ground, so I guess he acted like he was getting on the ground,” Glen added. “(He) picked the rifle back up, pointed at the cops, pulled the trigger and the gun jammed. So the cops got lucky.”
The sheriff’s office said this was the second time they had been called to the man’s house within a few days but would not comment on what the previous incident was about.
Next-door neighbor Sherry Statler said deputies had also been called out there a few months ago and that Anderson had been struggling with mental issues lately, which is what led his family to call the sheriff’s office in the past.
“I heard depression,” she said. “I heard that he was on some medication and they were concerned that he had taken too much. It’s kind of sad because he was a great guy and he tried really hard to, you know, do right by his family and everything. I’m sorry to hear it went bad for him.”
“He was a great neighbor,” she added. “He was always caring for – when we’d go on vacation, he’d take out our garbage. He was always looking after our home.”
Statler said she also talked with Anderson’s wife, who only found out what had happened when she got home and came across the police scene.
“(She was) so upset and so surprised,” she said. “I mean, you could just see she had no idea it was going to go so badly for him.”
Anderson’s family was too upset to talk to the media on Sunday. They are still trying to figure out why he went out into the street with a gun in the first place.
The shooting remains under investigation and two deputies involved in the incident are on administrative leave.
Aloha man shot by deputies died of gunshot wound to chest, abdomen, according to medical examiner’s office
An Aloha man who was shot by Washington County sheriff’s deputies Saturday night died of a gunshot wound to his right chest and abdomen, according to the state medical examiner’s office.
Jeffery David Anderson, 56, was pronounced dead early Sunday morning at OHSU hospital, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Two deputies fired at Anderson, who authorities say was armed with a rifle, but the sheriff’s office hasn’t released how many shots were fired or how many times Anderson was struck.
Sgt. Bob Ray, a sheriff’s office spokesman, said deputies on Thursday responded to a call reporting that Anderson was suicidal. Deputies, Ray said, contacted Anderson at his home and they took him to a local hospital for further treatment. Ray wasn’t sure who called police during that incident.
Shortly before 8:15 p.m. Saturday, people began calling 9-1-1 reporting a man armed with a gun on Southwest 195th Avenue, south of Southwest Farmington Road, said Sgt. David Thompson, a sheriff’s office spokesman.
Anderson’s neighbor, Jim Briggs, said he called 9-1-1 Saturday night after a passing motorcyclist told Briggs’ mother-in-law to go inside Briggs’ house because the motorcyclist had seen a man carrying a gun down 195th Avenue.
Briggs said he watched out his door as Anderson, whom he described as unstable, sat on the curb across from Briggs’ house and pointed a rifle toward cars driving along 195th Avenue. He said Anderson, who lived two doors down on the same side of the street, was talking to himself and seemed drunk.
At least two deputies reportedly arrived shortly after the calls and found the man, armed with a rifle. Within a few minutes of the deputies’ arrival, Briggs said, Anderson took aim at them, and two officers fired back.
The sheriff’s office has not confirmed whether Anderson pointed the weapon at deputies. After Anderson was shot, he was taken to OHSU Hospital, where he later died.
The two deputies who shot Anderson were placed on paid administrative leave, Thompson said. They have not yet been identified, and Ray wasn’t sure when they will be interviewed.
The sheriff’s office is not releasing further information, citing the ongoing investigation, which is being conducted by the Washington County Major Crimes Team.
The shooting is the second deputy-involved shooting in Washington County this year. Last month, sheriff’s deputies fatally shot Robert Kimball Fox, 52, of Aloha, after authorities say he pointed a “loaded high-power rifle” at deputies and failed to respond to multiple commands to drop the gun.