PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Sandy police officer who fatally shot a Tualatin man experiencing a mental health crisis July 3 also shot and wounded a Clackamas County sheriff’s deputy during an attempted arrest in Welches, the sheriff’s office said Thursday.
Sandy Police Officer Michael Boyes shot and killed Doug Diamond, 58, after responding to a report about an armed, suicidal person at the Mt. Hood Village RV Resort, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.
Hours later, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office reported Diamond had shot Sgt. Sean Collinson. Now, the sheriff’s office says that Diamond never fired his gun, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.
Arriving officers that day found Diamond outside his RV. Deputies and a crisis negotiator tried to talk to Diamond for several minutes. Family members told the sheriff’s office Diamond was going through a mental health crisis.
Diamond refused to comply with orders and officers used a less-lethal shotgun and a stun gun on him, but neither subdued Diamond, the sheriff’s office said.
When officers tried to arrest Diamond, he took out and pointed a handgun at Clackamas County Sgt. Sean Collinson, according to the sheriff’s office. Boyes then fired at Diamond, striking and killing Diamond and hitting Collinson in the arm and finger.
The sheriff’s office said they had reported Diamond had fired his gun “based on information initially available from the scene.”