HILLSBORO, Ore. – The Hillsboro Police Department identified the officers involved in a traffic stop that turned deadly last Friday night.
According to Lt. Mike Rouches, spokesman for the department, 35-year-old Officer Will Blood fired the shot that killed Victor Torres-Elizondo, 30, after police say he opened fire on them after they pulled over a car. Torres-Elizondo was a passenger in the car.
Blood has been a Hillsboro police officer for four years and has 11 years of experience as an officer, Rouches said.
Officer Tina Latendresse, 41, was injured during the shooting. Rouches said shrapnel from Torres-Elizondo bullet injured her hand.
She was treated at a hospital and released.
Latendresse had only been on the job for 18 days and was on her third shift when the shooting happened. Rouches said she has 14 years of experience as a police officer.
Police said the incident started when they pulled over a car at Southeast 13th and Maple at about 9:30 p.m. Friday.
Rouches said drug dogs were called to the traffic stop and alerted police that something might be in the green Honda Accord.
When police asked the four people to get out of the car they say the front passenger, later identified as Torres-Elizondo, opened fire at one of the officers with a handgun.
Torres-Elizondo was hit when Blood returned fire. He later died at the hospital.
The three other people in the car were taken into custody for questioning. Police said they were released Saturday morning. They do not face charges at this time.