BEAVERTON, Ore -- Police released surveillance video Monday that showed a man wrestling with an officer and grabbing his gun, then getting tackled in Beaverton's City Hall.
Jared Leone, 18, is accused of wrestling the gun away from a police officer and opening fire just before 6 p.m., Friday. No one was hit by the bullet.
The incident occurred at the Beaverton Police Department, which also serves as city hall. Police said Leone walked up to the records department and asked for help because he was high on mushrooms.
He strikes [the officers] in the head and all three of the officers then tried to grab him, said Detective Sergeant Jim Shumway. He and some male friends took some mushrooms and went to the zoo.
By the time Leone approached officers in Beaverton, he was hallucinating, according to Shumway, and told police he thought he saw someone planting a bomb on a MAXtrain.
He also said he was overdosing and needed help. Officers tended to him at which point he tried to punch one of them. Leone then managed to steal the officer's .40 caliber weapon and fire off one round, Shumway said.
The surveillance video showed nine officers wrestling Leone to the ground. The struggle lasted more than five minutes.
The officers said Leone displayed super-human strength. They tazed Leone several times and said it had no effect. He even managed to break a pair of metal handcuffs in the fight.
This could've been tragic for sure, said Shumway. We could've had a dead officer or dead citizen inside.
The officer ended up with a shoulder injury. Leone went to the hospital to be treated for his overdose. He was then booked in the Washington County Jail on charges of assaulting a public safety officer, unlawful use of a weapon and resisting arrest.
Leone recently graduated from Vernonia High School and had been living in Seattle. He was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.