Suspect accused of shooting deputies near Hagg Lake identified
The Washington County Sheriff's Office has identified the man accused of shooting two sheriff's deputies near Henry Hagg Lake last week.
Dante James Halling, 56, is currently receiving treatment at a local hospital to injuries he sustained during the Aug. 8 shooting, according to the sheriff's office.
Deputies were called to a home in the 54700 block of Scoggins Valley Road near the north end of Hagg Lake on Thuesday, Aug. 8. The homeowner told investigators that a burglar stole at least one firearm from a storage area outside the home, then disappeared into the woods.
Halling allegedly opened fire on authorities as they searched the area, striking two deputies.
One of the deputies was released from a nearby hospital on Aug. 9. The other injured deputy was listed in serious condition at Oregon Health & Science University hospital. Neither of the deputies' names have been released.
Halling was injured by return gunfire and has not been released from the hospital, but is being held on two unrelated felony warrants which were issued in December 2018, deputies said. The first warrant was issued by Multnomah County for violating his probation on a prior conviction for attempted assault. The second warrant was issued by the Oregon State Parole Board for a parole violation.
Authorities have also released surveillance photographs which appear show a man investigators say is Halling in the area near the time of the shooting.
Washington County's Major Crimes Team is investigating the case and is asking the public for more information about Halling's recent activities and whereabouts.
"Specifically, if you saw Mr. Halling, spoke with him, or know anything about his activities or whereabouts in the weeks prior to the shooting on Thursday" the sheriff's office said in a statement on Monday.
Anyone with information asked to call 503-846-2500.
Multiple law enforcement agencies across the region, including city police departments from throughout Washington County, as well as the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office and the Portland Police Bureau, and several fire and rescue agencies responded to the shootings in support of the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
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