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The incident happened in the parking lot of the Hillsboro Police Department's West Precinct.

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Hillsboro Police Department and the Washington County Major Crimes Team investigated an officer involved shooting in the parking lot of the HPD's west precinct.The Hillsboro Police Department says officers fatally shot a man in the parking lot of the police department's West Precinct at 250 S.E. 10th Ave. on Monday evening, Oct. 21.

Police said an officer investigated a "suspicious circumstance" in the precinct parking lot at 6:11 p.m. involving two adult male drivers.

"During the encounter, one of the drivers was armed with a handgun and refused to drop it, and shots were fired," police said in a brief statement released Monday night. "The armed driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was uninjured."

No other information about the incident was released.

How many officers fired their weapons and the identity of the officers involved have also not been made public.

Sgt. Eric Bunday, spokesperson for the department, said no further information would be released at this time.

The Washington County Major Crimes Team is investigating the incident.

This is the second time in as many months a Hillsboro police officer has fired a gun during an encounter. On Sept. 14, Officer Jaime Williamson reportedly fired a shot during an altercation with a suspect at a hotel in the Tanasbourne area, but the bullet missed striking the suspect.

It's standard procedure for officers involved in a shooting to be placed on administrative leave pending an investigative into their use of lethal force.

Editor's note: This story has been updated with more information from the Hillsboro Police Department.


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