A shootout occurred in Tualatin, Oregon, when authorities were serving an eviction notice. A deputy was shot multiple times by a man inside the apartment. The suspect was later found dead, and the deputy is in critical but stable condition. Multiple police departments responded to the scene, surrounding the apartment and advising residents to take shelter. The investigation is ongoing, led by the Beaverton Police and Washington County Major Crimes Team. shooting-suspect-killed-sheriff-s-deputy-critically-shot-serving-eviction-notice” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Pratyay Panigrahi reported
Tualatin Shootout: Deputy Shot During Eviction Notice
On Wednesday, July 26, 2023, a shootout took place in Tualatin when law enforcement officers attempted to serve an eviction notice. The incident unfolded around 9:30 am at Forest Rim Apartments in Tualatin when deputies from the Washington County Sherriff’s office arrived to serve the notice. However, at approximately 10:20 am, a man inside the apartment opened fire and shot a sheriff’s deputy multiple times.
The situation quickly escalated into an active crime scene, prompting officers from multiple police departments to converge at the location to provide assistance and support.
By 12:50 pm, authorities announced that the suspect had been neutralized. The injured deputy was airlifted to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in North Portland, where he is currently in critical but stable condition, according to reports from KOIN 6.
Multiple Police Departments Collaborate to De-escalate the Tualatin shooting
The incident took place at Timbers Apartments, adjacent to the Nyberg Woods Shopping Center. Upon their arrival, Tualatin deputies attempted to enter the apartment. In response, the assailant inside the apartment opened fire, causing the wounded deputy and two other officers to become trapped on the second-floor balcony of the building. Authorities have stated that at least one deputy returned fire.
In order to handle the situation, officers from Tualatin, Tigard, Sherwood, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Portland, and Port of Portland police departments were dispatched to the scene. The apartment complex was surrounded, and residents were instructed to seek shelter.
To aid in the search for the suspect, a drone was deployed, and a command post was set up near the shopping center. During the incident, nearby shops reportedly went into lockdown.
Tualatin Fire and Rescue, as well as an ambulance, were also present at the scene. Eventually, law enforcement focused their attention on a second-story apartment in the southern end of the complex, where the suspect was later found deceased.
According to KOIN 6, the injured deputy has been identified as Charles Dozé, while the deceased assailant has been identified as 34-year-old Kristafer James Graves.
Following Deputy Dozé’s hospitalization, Sheriff Pat Garrett expressed his gratitude to Legacy Emanuel Hospital for their efforts to save the deputy’s life:
“I’m sincerely grateful for the medical staff here at Legacy Emanuel Hospital for doing everything they can do right now to get our deputy through this very difficult period,” he said.
The investigation into the incident is currently ongoing and is being led by the Beaverton Police in conjunction with the Washington County Major Crimes Team.