Tuesday around 10 p.m. officers from the Hillsboro Police Department were dispatched to a report of a male armed with a pistol threatening to harm himself at 1299 NE Orenco Station Pkwy. An adult female, the only other occupant in the residence at the time, safely left the apartment prior to police arrival.
Upon arrival, officers heard the male, identified as 33-year-old Adam Havery Olsen, make numerous threats to shoot officers. Officers took up positions surrounding the apartment and attempted to negotiate with Olsen. Members of the Washington County Hostage Negotiation Team were called to the scene to assist at that time.
Several minutes later, Olsen emerged from the back of the apartment into a breezeway armed with what appeared to be a pistol. After pointing the weapon at police officers, two officers fired an unknown number of rounds at Olsen. No one was struck by the gunfire. Initial reports that Olsen had fired the shots were later determined to be inaccurate.
Members of the Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team responded to the scene following the gunfire. As they prepared to take over from the initial responding officers, Olsen emerged from the apartment unarmed and was taken into custody at about 12:45 AM on September 18. The weapon Olsen pointed at officers was later determined to be a pellet gun that closely resembled a pistol.
Olsen was lodged in the Washington County Jail on charges of Menacing, Resisting Arrest, and Interfering with Peace Officer. Additional charges may be forthcoming.
The officers involved in the shooting were placed on paid administrative leave, as is standard procedure in any officer involved shooting. The names of the involved officers are not being released at this time.
The investigation has been turned over to the Washington County Major Crimes Team, comprised of detectives from law enforcement agencies within Washington County, and the Washington County District Attorney's Office.