HILLSBORO, Ore. – Police on Tuesday released the identity of the officers who shot and killed an armed man in Hillsboro Friday night.
The shooting occurred just before 10 p.m. when officer Tina Latendresse, 41, and officer Will Blood, 35, pulled over a Honda Accord on Southeast 13th Avenue and a K-9 alerted them of possible drugs, according to Lt. Michael Rouches with Hillsboro Police.
The front passenger pulled out a handgun and started blasting, Rouches said.
Latendresse dodged the close-range gunfire while Blood returned fire.
The suspect, later identified as Victor Torres-Elizondo, 30, was hit several times by gunfire and taken to the hospital where he died, Rouches said. Elizondo's recent residences were listed as Woodburn and Forest Grove.
Latendresse, who was fired on, suffered minor injuries to her hand. It was her third week on the job as a Hillsboro police officer. She has worked as an officer at other police departments for 14 years.
The three other passengers in the car were taken in for questioning, but were not charged and have been released.