Tigard man shot, killed by police near Sherwood
Remi Sabbe, 54, of Tigard, was shot and killed Friday by one or more police officers after allegedly firing from his moving vehicle.
The inter-agency Washington County Major Crimes Team is investigating the officer-involved shooting north of Sherwood.
At 1:34 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, dispatch received a report of a suspicious vehicle driving in a field on a property near the intersection of Southwest Roy Rogers Road and Scholls-Sherwood Road outside of Sherwood. A Sherwood Police officer responded and attempted to contact the driver, Sabbe. According to police, Sabbe fled in the vehicle while firing multiple times and retreated deeper into the property.
Members of the inter-agency Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team and Crisis Negotiation Unit Crisis were called to assist. Portions of Roy Rogers and Southwest Elwerts Road were closed during the incident.
According to KOIN 6 news, Laurel Ridge Middle School was placed on lockout while police investigated.
At approximately 3:30 p.m., members of the Tactical Negotiations Team contacted Sabbe and, during the encounter, fired weapons. Sabbe was hit.
Officers on scene attempted life-saving measures but Sabbe died at the scene.
An AR-style rifle was recovered from inside the suspect vehicle. AR rifles are semi-automatic weapons made by Colt.
Detectives from the inter-agency Major Crimes Team, Washington County District Attorney's Office, Washington County Medical Examiner and forensics technicians from the Sheriff's Office Forensics Science Unit responded to the scene. King City, Sherwood, Tigard, and Tualatin Police assisted during the incident.
The involved deputies are on administrative leave per agency protocol. Their names will be released at a later date.