Trial over man, 18, shot dead by deputies in 2006 goes to jury

Trial over man, 18, shot dead by deputies in 2006 goes to jury
Lukus Glenn. File image.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ore. - The wrongful-death civil trial of Tigard teen Lukus Glenn, who was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies during a standoff in 2006, is now in the hands of a jury.
Closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday in the civil trial.

In September of 2006, Glenn's mother, Hope Glenn, called 9-1-1 fearing for her son's safety and for those around him. "He just keeps threatening to kill everybody," she was heard saying during the call.

Glenn, 18, was armed with a knife. He was hit with six beanbag rounds before Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies fired their service weapons, hitting him eight times, when they said he refused to surrender.

According to Washington County Sheriff Rob Gordon, Glenn was hit by the beanbag rounds and then with live rounds in the space of 8 seconds.

Gordon said in 2007 summary of the incident that the time frame was an "appropriate amount of time to allow the beanbag rounds to be effective."

In 2008, Glenn's mother filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit seeking $5 million.
An autopsy after the incident showed Lukus had a blood alcohol content of .18. No other drugs were found in his system.

Neighbors told KATU-TV that Glenn played football at Tigard High School. He also played soccer and was on the track team.