Armed double shooting suspect arrested at transit center

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Jason Duane Hogan Jr.'s mug shot after his arrest Tuesday.

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The man suspected of shooting two people in Happy Valley on Sunday night, killing one of them, was arrested at a transit center on Tuesday morning.

U.S. Marshals and officers from several local agencies found 33-year-old Jason Duane Hogan, Jr. and he was arrested without incident, according to Sgt. Adam Phillips with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

Hogan was caught while crossing a foot bridge at the Beaverton Transit Center around 10:40 a.m., Beaverton Police said. Officers had received a tip he was on a MAX train heading towards the transit center.

Hogan had been on the run since Sunday night when investigators in Clackamas County said he shot Norma Jean Perrone, 62, and Gina Marie Perrone, 29, at their Happy Valley home. Norma later died from her injuries.

As of Tuesday evening, Gina was still in the hospital.

This isn't the first time Hogan and members of the Perrone family have been involved in a violent incident.

Gina's brother was convicted of attempted murder after shooting Hogan on Christmas Day in 2009. It's not clear what exactly led up to that shooting.

Investigators had warned that Hogan was armed and very dangerous. Phillips said Hogan had a handgun when officers caught him.

"Most importantly it at least gives the victim and the family of the victims some peace of mind knowing that he is in custody and that he will be held responsible for his actions," said Mike Rowe with the Beaverton Police Department, which was involved in the arrest.

Investigators spent all day Monday looking for him, even getting a tip in the evening that he was at the transit center. Officers swarmed the area and stopped buses but did not find him at the time.

Deputies with rifles also on Monday searched an apartment complex off Sunnyside Road in Clackamas looking for Hogan or clues to where he might be.

Neighbors in the Happy Valley neighborhood where the shooting happened said they were also relieved to hear Hogan was in custody.

"There was a very unsettled feeling here," said Dale Witham. "We are a pretty tight-knit group and it's been a very safe neighborhood for many years."

Hogan has an extensive criminal record, including a six-hour standoff with Clackamas County deputies in 2007.

Detectives from Clackamas County are still continuing their murder investigation, Phillips said. They thanked officers from all the other agencies that helped make the arrest and members of the public who called in tips.