PORTLAND -- Deputies in Washington County fatally shot a man they said was armed with a rifle Saturday night in Aloha.
Several 911 callers reported a man with a gun wandering around on SW 195th Avenue, near SW Farmington Road, according to Sgt. David Thompson of the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
"I looked out and sure enough there’s a guy standing there with a rifle," neighbor Jim Briggs told KGW. "I watched him walk up and down the street a couple of times with it, so I went upstairs and called."
The man was still there when deputies got there.
"At least two deputies arrived on the scene and encountered a 54-year-old man armed with a rifle," Thompson said. "Within a few minutes of their arrival, two of the deputies fired at the armed suspect."
Briggs said the man actually pointed his rifle at the deputies.
"He was standing behind this car," Briggs said. "He pointed the gun at them and I heard two shots."
Jeffery David Anderson, 56, of Aloha, was taken to a Portland hospital, where he died Sunday morning from injuries suffered in the shooting.
The deputies involved were placed on administrative leave. Additional details on the shooting were not available.
KGW Reporter Tim Gordon contributed to this report.