A man was shot and killed early this morning in a parking lot at 13075 Pacific Highway.
The Tigard Police Department responded to a 911 call at 1:05 a.m. on the morning of March 11, 2023. Officers arrived on the scene and attempted to perform life-saving measures, but were unsuccessful.
While officers were responding, the suspect vehicle was located traveling northbound on SW Pacific Highway. Officers were able to stop the vehicle after a short pursuit which ended on SW Main Street near the intersection with SW Scoffins Street.
At this scene, officers detained two occupants following a high-risk traffic stop without any use of force. One of occupants was identified as the suspect and has been detained while the investigation continues.
Detectives with the Tigard Police Department and Washington County Major Crimes Team are still investigating, but currently all indications are the shooting was an isolated incident and no further danger to the public exists.
Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this shooting death, and the decedent is not being identified at this time until next of kin can be contacted.
Tigard is experiencing an uptick in the rate of homicides in recent years:
- On Feb. 22, 2023, Tigard Police arrested Daniel Matthews, 30, after he called 911 to report the death of Tori Smith at an apartment complex off Main Street in Tigard. The medical examiner listed the cause of death to be strangulation.
- On June 26, 2022, Tigard Police arrested Harrison Douglas-Myles McBride, 26, for allegedly killing William Edward Mayberry, 53, in the backyard area at the Just Compassion Resource Center on Hall Blvd. Just Compassion provides various services to the local unhoused community.
- On Dec. 16, 2021, Lacy Kitchens, 26, and Frank Falcon-Delgado, 45, were found dead in an apartment located on SW Greenburg Road in Tigard. Ronald Terry Stephens was arrested on two counts of first-degree murder in the double homicide.