Police release 911 tapes from night teen was shot

Police release 911 tapes from night teen was shot

TIGARD, Ore. - Police have released the 911 tape from the night an 18-year-old was shot to death by police.

The incident happened around 3 a.m. Saturday at a home on Southwest 80th and Birch in Washington County.

According to police, Lukus Glenn, a former Tigard High School football player who graduated last spring, was armed with a knife and was acting in an irrational manner.

His mother, Hope Glenn, is the one who called 911, fearing for her son's safety and for those around him.

"He just keeps threatening to kill everybody," she is heard saying during the 911 call. "He's just not in the right head. He says when the cops get here, he's going to stab himself in the neck."

According to Sgt. David Thompson with the Washington County Sheriff's Office, four deputies fired non-lethal beanbag rounds at Glenn, but he refused to disarm. They then fired at him with real ammunition, killing him.

Since the shooting, concern has grown in the community about whether the deputies who fired on Glenn were right in doing so.

In the 911 call, Glenn's mother tells the operator several times that she is scared that the officers will shoot her son. Thompson has said that the officers believed their lives were in danger.

Glenn was a star kicker on the football team at Tigard High School and was active in soccer and track as well. Grief counselors were on hand at the school on Monday to help students deal with the news of his death.