Release from Washington County Sheriff's Office

Release from Washington County Sheriff's Office

This is a press release courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff's Office 

An early morning 911 call that reported a disturbance involving a weapon brought Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies and a Tigard police officer to the Garden Home area of unincorporated Washington County. Lukus Glenn, 18 years old, was reportedly armed with a knife and exhibiting threatening behavior. Police ordered the man to drop the knife, he refused and continued to display threatening behavior. Extended Range Impact Munitions (also known as bean bag rounds) were ineffective against Mr. Glenn. Two deputies fired lethal rounds, striking Mr. Glenn. He died at the scene.

On Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006 at 3:05 a.m. Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to 9225 S.W. 80th Avenue after receiving a 911 call of a man wielding a knife, making threatening statements, and acting erratically. The deputies were informed that Mr. Glenn was also using a shovel to break car windows in the driveway.

When deputies and the officer arrived they encountered Mr. Glenn waving a knife around, and he was not compliant with police commands. At times he was holding the knife to his own throat. He made threatening statements and refused to put the knife down. The officer fired multiple beanbag rounds at Mr. Glenn, striking him several times. Mr. Glenn appeared unfazed by the blows from the beanbags and started for the front door of the residence.

Deputies were aware that other people were in the house. Given the conduct that was both reported to deputies, and witnessed by deputies, they were in fear for the occupant’s safety should Mr. Glenn get inside the residence. After continued commands to stop and disarm were unsuccessful, and after multiple bean bag rounds failed to stop Mr. Glenn, deputies felt they had no other choice but to shoot Mr. Glenn before he entered the residence. Both deputies fired at Mr. Glenn and he was struck multiple times. Paramedics were called to the scene and pronounced Mr. Glenn deceased.

Witness statements at the scene indicated that Mr. Glenn may have been suicidal. Witnesses report that prior to the arrival of law enforcement officers, Mr. Glenn said, "if you call the police I’m gonna die tonight." Witnesses also reported Mr. Glenn said, "Somebody’s gonna die tonight."

The Washington County Major Crimes Team is investigating the case. The Major Crimes Team is made up of detectives from different police agencies in Washington County. This team will present its report to the District Attorney who will decide if the case is presented to a grand jury.

Both Deputies have been placed on administrative leave – a standard procedure after a deputy is involved in a deadly force encounter. The names of the deputies and the officer involved will not be released at this time, nor will other details about the incident, pending the Major Crimes Team investigation.