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Deputy in Critical Condition After Eviction-Related Shooting

Suspect Dead After Standoff at Apartment

Candlelight Vigil held for Deputy Charles Dozé who is in Critical Condition


A sheriff’s deputy was shot multiple times while trying to detain a person at an apartment complex in a southwestern suburb of Portland, Oregon, officials said. Deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office were serving a civil eviction at the apartments in Tualatin at about 9:30 a.m., said Washington County Sheriff spokesperson Anel Ceric. Deputies told dispatchers they were attempting to detain a person and that the person opened fire on them at around 10:20 a.m., Ceric said. At least one deputy fired back at the person who opened fire, but Ceric said he didn’t know if the person was hit. The person was found dead in the apartment around 12:30 p.m. by a SWAT team that did not shoot the person, he said. The person’s name and how they died hasn’t been released.


The deputy, who has been identified as Charles Dozé was flown to a hospital and is currently in intensive care. According to a GoFundMe account that has been set up by The Washington County Police Officer Association, Deputy Doze’ was struck several times in his face, arms and chest. He sustained life-threatening and life-altering injuries. All proceeds from raised will be used to assist the Doze’ family through the long and difficult healing process. He is currently recovering surrounded by his family, including his wife and children. The GoFundMe is still active and donations can be made by community members.

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