Beaverton, Ore. — Beaverton Police say one of their officers fired shots at a sex trafficking suspect Thursday morning.
According to a press release, Beaverton officers were conducting an undercover mission to arrest suspects involved in sex trafficking.
Officers were able to take one suspect into custody but a second suspect accelerated his vehicle towards an officer, that’s when the officer opened fire.
The suspect was able to drive away from the scene in a blue Infiniti which was later found empty near SW West Slope and SW Canyon Lane.
A police K9 was brought in to help find the suspect but the search was unsuccessful.
The officer involved was not injured, the condition of the one suspect taken into custody was not released.
The officer involved in the shooting will be placed on critical incident leave, which is routine. The suspects’ names and the name of the involved officer will be released at a later date due to the ongoing investigation.