Report: 100 rounds fired in off-duty cop gunfight

Report: 100 rounds fired in off-duty cop gunfight

Report: 100 rounds fired in off-duty cop gunfight

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Posted on February 8, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 8 at 12:52 PM

FOREST GROVE -- As many as 100 rounds were fired in an exchange of gunfire between an off-duty Hillsboro officer and police who had responded to his home for a domestic violence, according to a report in the Oregonian.

Forest Grove police spokesman Capt. Mike Herb told the newspaper "it may be challenging to come up with an absolute number."

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Timothy Cannon was charged with attempted murder for the Jan. 20 incident. He exchanged gunfire with 10 officers and threatened his wife, investigators said.

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The probable cause statement prepared by officer Michael Purdy of the Beaverton Police Department said Cannon's wife Lisa called 9-1-1 around 8:30 p.m. and said she had barricaded herself in an upstairs bathroom after her husband had threatened to harm her.

The search warrant unsealed this week said Timothy at one point followed Lisa upstairs, pulled her out of their daughter's bedroom and pinned her to the floor face down. Then, the two got up and went into the master bedroom where Timothy pinned her to the bed, according to the warrant.

Lisa was able at some point to get up and away, where she locked herself inside the master bathroom, armed with a handgun.

Officers arrived and eventually entered the home, where they tried to get Timothy to surrender. He said "You guys are going to have to come up here and kill me," Purdy wrote. Timothy then said "I am going to have to come down there and kill you."

Washington County sheriff's deputy Robert Richards told Purdy he saw bullets go through sheetrock, through a door and into the floor about a yard in front of officers.

Lisa said she heard three volleys of several rounds before Timothy came into the bathroom where she was barricaded.

He said "No harm to you" and put down an AR-15 rifle he had been holding, muzzle down, the documents showed.

Lisa, who works in law enforcement, said she patted her husband down to find no weapons and the couple, along with their 6-year-old daughter, walked to waiting officers.

 

 

 

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