HILLSBORO, Ore. -- The Hillsboro police officers and the suspect involved in a shooting after a domestic dispute last week have been identified.
Police were called to the report of domestic violence and a related stabbing at 2050 NE Barberry Drive on November 8, according to Lt. Michael Rouches of the Hillsboro Police Department.
The suspect had reportedly assaulted his girlfriend and then stabbed a neighbor who tried to intervene. Police arriving at the scene said the suspect, Gilberto Rafael Perez, was still armed with a knife and refused to drop it.
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Officers David Bergstrom, 44, and Brian Wilber, 37, responded to a deadly threat by the suspect, Rouches said. Officer Wilber deployed a Taser during the incident and officer Bergstrom deployed his firearm in response to the suspect's actions with a knife.
The suspect was hit by two bullets. He was hospitalized with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.
Both officers were placed on administrative leave during the investigation.
Bergstrom is an 11-year veteran of HPD; Wilber is a 14-month veteran.