AR-style rifle found in pickup of suspect killed in Sherwood tactical situation

The latest on an officer-involved shooting in Sherwood.

SHERWOOD, Ore. -- An armed suspect was shot and killed during a "tactical situation" in Sherwood on Friday afternoon.

Just after 1:30 p.m., Sherwood police received a report about a suspicious vehicle driving through an open field near Southwest Scholls-Sherwood Road and Roy Rogers Road. The Washington County Sheriff's Office on Saturday said the suspect, identified as 54-year-old Remi Sabbe, of Tigard, has a family connection to the property but that hasn't been fully investigated yet.

When Sherwood police responded on Friday, Sabbe fled from the officer and fired a gun, according to Deputy Jeff Talbot with the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Talbot on Friday said it's not clear whether the gunfire was targeted at the responding officer or fired into the air.

After the gunfire, the WCSO's tactical team was called for assistance. 

Photos: Tactical operation in Sherwood

Talbot said nearby Laurel Ridge Middle School was temporarily in lockout as a precaution. The Sherwood School District said the school was never in lockout.

Roy Rogers Road was closed from Elsner Road to Cedarview Way. 

Just after 3:30 p.m., a WCSO armored vehicle engaged Sabbe's pickup truck and a chase ensued in the open field. The two vehicles collided several times before someone inside the armored vehicle fired numerous shots, hitting Sabbe.

Sky 8 video: Armored vehicle, truck ram into each other before shots fired

An AR-style rifle was found in Sabbe's pickup, Talbot said.

No deputies or officers were injured during the operation. The deputies involved with the shooting were placed on administrative leave, per agency protocol.

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