October 26, 2013, 10:49 am
Update 10/26/13 7:00 p.m.
(AP) - Hillsboro police say two officers involved in the shooting death of a suspect during a traffic stop will not be identified until after they have been interviewed by detectives Monday.
Police say the a man in the front-passenger seat pulled out of a semi-automatic handgun and fired at one of the officers late Friday October 25th after being asked to step out of a Honda Accord. The officer's partner returned fire, striking the suspect who later died at a local hospital.
A police dog had alerted officers during the traffic stop that drugs might be in the car. Police have yet to say whether any drugs were found.
The three other passengers in the Accord were detained for questioning and released Saturday October 26th.
By Joe Simons
A man is shot and killed by police officers, after he opened fire during a traffic stop.
Hillsboro Police pulled over a Honda Accord on Southeast 13th
Avenue near Southeast Maple Street at about 9:30 pm Friday evening. According
to Lt. Michael Rouches, that is when the passenger started shooting at the
officers. One officer avoid gunfire, while his partner shot back, fatally wounding
No officers were seriously injured. The three other passengers in the car were taken into custody.
The identity of the suspect has not yet been released by police.