WCSO releases name of deputy who fired at Aloha man
The Washington County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the deputy who shot at an Aloha man late last month during an armed standoff outside the man's home.
After responding to a neighbor dispute, Deputy Brett Winders fired at but missed Breck Carter, 39, after Carter pointed a rifle at the deputy through a window, the Sheriff's Office said in a statement Friday afternoon, Oct. 2. No one was injured during the incident.
Winders has been placed on modified duty, as is standard protocol after a deputy fires a weapon, the Sheriff's Office said.
Winders has been with the Sheriff's Office since 2017 and has seven years of total law enforcement experience.
The Washington County Major Crimes Team is still investigating the incident. The Sheriff's Office has not released any additional details since last week.
According to the Sheriff's Office, the incident began when deputies responded to a neighbor dispute in the area of Southwest Cascadia Street and Cascadia Court in Aloha the night of Sept. 26.
A caller stated that his neighbor, Carter, was on his property after deputies told Carter the previous day that he would be trespassing if he returned to the property again.
When deputies arrived, Carter ran inside his home. After deputies knocked on his front door, Carter presented a firearm and pointed it at several of them through a window.
The deputies backed away and attempted to contain the home while waiting for the Washington County Sheriff's Office Tactical Negotiations Team and the Crisis Negotiations Unit.
About 10:30 p.m., a deputy on containment observed Carter point a firearm at him through a window, the Sheriff's Office said. The deputy shot through the window at him. No one was struck when the deputy fired his weapon.
Crisis negotiators were able to contact Carter and he was taken into custody at 12:53 a.m. the next morning. Deputies transported him to a local hospital for treatment for what they described as an unrelated injury. Carter was then lodged at the Washington County Jail.
Initial charges for Carter include one count of harassment, three counts of unlawful use of a weapon and three counts of menacing, the Sheriff's Office said.
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