The suspect reportedly pointed a gun at officers after a car chase, prompting police to fire at him. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

HILLSBORO, Ore. — Hillsboro police shot and wounded a suspect who reportedly pointed a handgun at officers after a car chase late Thursday night, according to a news release from the Hillsboro Police Department.

The suspect, 40-year-old Patrick James Robertson of Klamath Falls, allegedly committed a string of crimes over the course of about an hour Thursday night leading up to the confrontation with police.

The sequence began at 10:30 p.m. Thursday when officers responded to a report of an attempted carjacking on Northeast Lilac Street in Hillsboro, police said. The suspect allegedly physically assaulted a male victim but was unsuccessful in the carjacking.

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The suspect then allegedly broke into a residence about a block away on Northeast 17th Avenue, then threatened two male residents with a possible replica gun and a knife.

He allegedly slashed a 50-year-old male victim in the arm, causing non-life-threatening injuries, and also reportedly stole a handgun from the residence before fleeing.

He then allegedly broke into a different residence about a block away, threatening the residents with the handgun and stealing their vehicle before fleeing, police said.

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Hillsboro officers and Washington County Sheriff’s deputies located the vehicle in Washington County and pursued it. At about 11:30 p.m., the suspect reportedly drove off the road at the roundabout at Scholls Ferry Road and River Road, about 10 miles south of where the break-ins occurred.

The suspect then reportedly pointed the handgun at police, and a Hillsboro officer fired at him, causing non-life-threatening injuries. Robertson was detained and taken to OHSU for treatment, police said. The officers were not injured in the exchange.

In addition to a parole volition warrant for attempted murder, Robertson now faces charges of robbery, burglary, assault, unlawful use of a weapon and eluding, police said. The case is under investigation by the Washington County Major Crimes Team.



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