UPDATE: Tigard PD identifies officers involved in fatal shooting
UPDATE: The Tigard Police officer who fired his weapon in a fatal shooting Wednesday, Jan. 6 has been identified as Officer Gabriel Maldonado. Maldonado is a 14-year employee of the Tigard Police Department, the agency noted in a medai release Saturday, Jan. 9. The department noted he was immediately placed on paid critical incident leave pending the outcome of the investigation, which is standard protocol.
In addition to Maldonado, four other officers, including a negotiator and a sergeant were on scene, according to the police department. All have been placed on temporary leave.
Tigard police confirmed Thursday, Jan. 7, that an officer shot and killed a 26-year-old man near Southwest Hall Boulevard and Bonita Road Wednesday evening, Jan. 6.
The police department offered more details Thursday evening, saying they responded to the location shortly after 4 p.m. in what they described as a domestic disturbance call at an apartment complex.
According to police, officers attempted to arrest Jacob Ryan Macduff, 26, for domestic violence. When they confronted Mcduff in his vehicle, police said he was armed with a knife. When Macduff did not surrender to police, a struggle ensued, and a Tigard officer fatally shot him, authorities said.
No officers were injured.
The Washington County Major Crimes Team is investigating the incident.
Hall Boulevard was closed for several hours Wednesday evening.
Kelsey Anderson, public information officer for the Tigard Police Department, said there was no current threat to the public following the incident.
Courtney Vaughn contributed to this report.
Note: This story has been updated to correct the spelling of the victim's name, which was initially misspelled in police reports.
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