The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office shared new details Thursday in the Oct. 5 police shooting in the Lloyd District that injured a woman, now identified as 26-year-old Erin Marie Juge.
Among the details is the name of the deputy who fired a weapon last week.
Deputy Rory McPherson shot at Juge around 1:27 p.m. after she allegedly pointed a firearm at McPherson from a stolen Honda sedan, the sheriff’s office said in a written statement.
Minutes earlier, McPherson had stopped 31-year-old Tristan William Borges “associated with” a stolen Subaru station wagon at Northeast Grand Avenue and Holladay Street. Borges knew Juge, and he escaped into Juge’s sedan while still wearing handcuffs, the sheriff’s office said.
Then the two sped north, the sheriff’s office said. The deputy did not follow.
But the pair didn’t get far. Witnesses said they ran a red light and crashed with two other cars at Northeast Grand Avenue and Weidler Street. No others were injured.
Police detained Borges not far from the collision after he tried to run away, the statement said. He faces charges of attempted aggravated murder, felon in possession of a firearm, resisting arrest and theft and escape charges.
Juge spent the past week in a hospital and was booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center Thursday on suspicion of attempted aggravated murder and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Juge already had a warrant out for her arrest for allegations that she’d stolen a Subaru Legacy Outback from Northeast Portland in January, court records show.
— Beth Slovic; email@example.com; @bethslovic; 503-221-8551
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