Deputies search for suspect after two women shot in Happy Valley

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Medical staff work with the victims after the shooting in Happy Valley. (KATU image)

HAPPY VALLEY, Ore. – A manhunt is underway for 33-year-old man suspected of shooting two women Sunday night in their Happy Valley home, killing one of them.

Norma Jean Perrone, 62, died from her injuries, according to Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Adam Phillips.

Her daughter, Gina Marie Perrone, 29, was hit several times and is still being treated at an area hospital.

Her 1-year-old child has been put into protective custody. KATU News has learned that the suspect is the child's father.

Deputies said the young boy was home during the shooting, although he wasn’t harmed.

That suspect, Jason Duane Hogan Jr., is considered armed and dangerous, investigators said.

The whole family lived in Norma’s home where the shooting happened. Gina managed to call 9-1-1 herself pleading for help after she had been shot, investigators said.

Norma worked in human relations at a large Portland law firm. She had worked there for nearly 20 years.

Her co-workers at Davis Wright Tremaine said she loved to ride her Harley Davidson motorcycle and was looking forward to retirement so she could spend more time with her grandson.

Hogan has an extensive criminal record; still, Norma didn’t give up hope he could turn his life around.

“She was a person who saw the best in people and wanted the best,” said Carol Bernick, a partner at the law firm. “I think she was realistic, but hopeful and positive and she loved her grandson so much and she believed that the dad would love that child and put the child above everything else.”

Phillips said Hogan has an extensive criminal history and they stressed that he should be considered armed and dangerous and is not afraid to use violence to escape.

Deputies said that Hogan lived with the Perrones on SE Hobart Court and that they have responded to their home on several occasions for domestic disturbance calls.

Neighbors said they heard six gunshots on Sunday evening. Nobody we talked to said they heard fighting or a struggle.

On Monday afternoon deputies got a tip that Hogan might be at an apartment complex off Sunnyside Road. They responded with rifles but did not find anything.

Late Monday night someone reported seeing Hogan at the Beaverton Transit Center, leading police to rush to the scene.

Authorities fanned out across the area, including at 185th and TV Highway. Police stopped at other places, including a nearby apartment complex, but there was no sign of him. Deputies with the Washington County Sheriff's Office also stopped several buses as part of their search.

Investigators said Hogan stole a car, a 2006 Hyundai Alantra with an Oregon license plate reading 161DMY from near NE 148th Place and Graham Street in Northeast Portland. The hood of the car is damaged.

He could also be driving a 2002 silver VW Golf with Oregon license plate 924DQG.

In 2007, then 28-year-old Hogan was arrested following a six-hour standoff with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

He was charged with burglary, unlawful use of a weapon, eluding police, resisting arrest, theft and other charges in that incident.

“He is not afraid of using violence as demonstrated here,” Phillips said.

Hogan also has been stopped ten times for driving a stolen car, accused on 16 occasions of driving with a suspended license and six times of driving drunk.

Deputies said that anyone who sees Hogan should not approach him and immediately contact police.

KATU reporters Thom Jensen and Dan Tilkin contributed to this report