Man shot, killed in Tigard
Tigard Police say a homeowner shot and killed a man who attempted entry into a home on Wednesday.
Jose Luis Gonzalez Jr. was killed, police say. They have no known address for him. He did know the homeowner, police say, but they don't yet know why he attempted to enter the property on the 11000 block of Southwest Sage Terrace.
Police got the call at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, from the homeowner, who said he confronted Gonzalez and fired a gun. Upon arriving, officers located two teen occupants in the three-story townhouse and escorted them to a safe place.
"We are going door-to-door in the neighborhood to see if anybody had any information, had any known history of the property, things of that nature," Jim Wolf, police public information officer, told KOIN 6 news. "Also looking at the evidence and collection that around the scene itself. Outside the property we're looking to see if there's any availability of home surveillance."
KOIN 6 is news partner of the Times.
Cheryl Lawhead, the president of the HOA at Village at Summer Creek, said she is a bit shocked. "This is a 6 year old neighborhood and it's been peaceful and quiet and we all thought pretty safe," she told KOIN 6 News. "We walked the neighborhood at night."
The Washington County Major Crimes Team was called to investigate the shooting death.
Investigators are continuing to gather evidence and probe further into the shooting.