Friday evening, 18 year old Jared Steven Leone entered the Beaverton City Hall lobby area and approached the police records division window.
He told a records clerk that he was overdosing and records then notified officers who were in the building. Just as officers contacted the subject in the City Hall lobby Leone swung at one of the officers and a struggle began.
Leone reportedly displayed a high amount of strength during the struggle with the officers and they were not initially able to restrain him. In the course of the struggle he was able to remove an officer's gun from his holster and fire a single round from the gun. Nobody was hit by the bullet, which went into a wall.
Additional officers assisted in gaining control of the subject. Leone was initially treated by medical personnel at the scene before being transported to the hospital. The officer whose gun was fired suffered an injury to his shoulder and he also was transported to the hospital.
Detectives from the Washington County Major Crimes Team are assisting and leading this investigation.
After being treated at the hospital Leone was lodged at the Washington County Jail on charges of Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and resisting arrest. Leone is reportedly from the Seattle area, although he recently attended/graduated from Vernonia High School.