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Hagg Lake Shooting Suspect Named

There is no update on the condition of either deputy injured in the shooting.

Dante James Halling
Dante James Halling, in a recent mug shot, September 2018.
Courtesy: Multnomah County

(WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ore.) - The Washington County Major Crimes Team has identified 56-year old Dante James Halling as the suspect who shot two deputies on Thursday, August 8, 2019.

Mr. Halling is still receiving treatment at a local hospital and there is no update on his condition.

Although he has not yet been charged related to the events on Thursday, Mr. Halling is being held on two unrelated felony warrants which were both issued in December 2018.

Photo taken of Mr. Halling near Hagg Lake
prior to the shooting. He was wearing boots,
high white socks, dark shorts, a dark top,
and was wearing a bag or backpack.

The first warrant was issued by Multnomah County for violating his probation on a prior conviction for attempted assault.

The second warrant was issued by the Oregon State Parole Board for a parole violation.

The Major Crimes Team is looking for more information about Mr. Halling’s recent activities and whereabouts.

Specifically, if you saw Mr. Halling, spoke with him, or know anything about his activities or whereabouts in the weeks prior to the shooting on Thursday, please call the tip line at 503-846-2500.

There is no update on the condition of either deputy injured in the shooting. The Sheriff’s Office is grateful for the many kind words and thoughts from the community as the deputies continue to recover.

Source: Washington Co. Sheriff's Office

SEE ALSO: Two Deputies Shot by Theft Suspect Near Hagg Lake


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