Tigard, OR – Approximately 100 rioters converged on the Tigard Police Department (TPD) on Thursday night to denounce the officer-involved shooting of a domestic violence suspect who was armed with a knife.
The events leading up to the riot began at 4:04 p.m. on Wednesday, when TPD received a report of a domestic disturbance near Bonita Road and Southwest Hall Boulevard, KPTV reported.
The suspect, 26-year-old Jacob Ryan MacDuff, tried to flee the scene in a vehicle when police arrived to arrest him, TPD spokesperson Kelsey Anderson told KGW.
Police ended up in a physical altercation with MacDuff, who was allegedly armed with a knife and refused to surrender, KGW reported.
One of the TPD officers ultimately shot MacDuff, who soon succumbed to his wounds.
MacDuff’s neighbor, Brea Hogenkamp, told KOIN that the suspect and his female roommate often had loud disagreements, so she thought everything was “totally normal” when she heard commotion upstairs.
Crowds are marching through downtown Tigard to protest racist police brutality, in response to a deadly shooting by Tigard Police officers last night. #PortlandProtests #PDXProtests #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/68jlg97vly
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“I knew there was fighting going on. There’s been fighting between him and his roommate for a couple of years,” Hogenkamp said. “We could hear both of them screaming at each other. Yeah, there was a lot of screaming going on, a lot of the neighbors can hear it, too. The walls are very thin in the apartments.”
The Washington County Major Crimes Team is handling the ongoing investigation into the fatal officer-involved shooting, according to KGW.
Critics alleged MacDuff may have been experiencing a mental health crisis, so they organized a march to protest police brutality, The Oregonian reported.
Damage to Tigard Police Department pic.twitter.com/xTO5vbTtNv
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A number of downtown business owners boarded up their storefronts as news of the planned protest spread.
A group of approximately 100 people gathered in downtown Tigard at approximately 8:30 p.m. and started marching to TPD, blocking traffic and spray-painting anti-police graffiti on property along the way, The Oregonian reported.
Thursday night around a hundred anti-police brutality activists marched from downtown Tigard to the local police station. The night before the march Tigard police officers shot and killed Jacob MacDuff while he was in his vehicle. They were responding to a mental health call. pic.twitter.com/JjKLuFNVom
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Rioters busted out windows and damaged other public and private property during the 15-minute trek to the police station, where they were met by officers who were outside guarding the building, KGW reported.
Members of the mob proceeded to break out police station windows and tagged the building with graffiti, at which point TPD declared a riot, according to police.
— Camila Orti (@CamilaOrtiTV) January 8, 2021
Community members are cleaning up after what police are calling a riot in downtown Tigard. This woman says she saw what had happened overnight and wanted to help local business owners. pic.twitter.com/yN0Wi3dTxW
— Liz Burch (@LizBurchTV) January 8, 2021
Only one person was arrested during the mayhem.
The suspect, later identified as 20-year-old Zane Saleem Bsoul, has been charged with rioting, KGW reported.