Hillsboro police identify man fatally shot by an officer Monday
The Hillsboro Police Department has identified the man who was fatally shot by an officer on Monday night, Oct. 21.
Jason Livengood, 39, of Camas, Washington, died in the parking lot of the police department's West Precinct at 250 S.E. 10th Ave. after an officer investigated a "suspicious circumstance" involving two adult male drivers.
Police also identified the officer who used deadly force as Officer Bobby Voth. Voth fired at Livengood after he refused to drop a handgun, according to police. Livengood was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was not injured.
Voth and one other officer who was a witness to the incident have been placed on administrative leave. Voth is a two-year veteran of the Hillsboro Police Department and a 22-year veteran of law enforcement. Prior to Hillsboro, he was a deputy at the Kern County Sheriff's Office in California.
Details about the suspicious circumstances including why the drivers were parked outside the precinct are still under investigation by the Washington County Major Crimes Team, according to Sgt. Eric Bunday, spokesperson for the department. There was no call for service that prompted officers to investigate.
Bunday said the investigation has determined that there was no prior relationship between Livengood and the other driver, who has not been arrested following the incident but remained on scene and cooperated with officers. The drivers' cars were parked one in front of the other.
Livengood did not fire any shots during the incident, Bunday said.
No other information about the incident has been released.
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