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Affidavit: Man who shot Fairview officer fired 11 rounds from handgun, rifle

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David Allen Charlton (Courtesy: Gresham PD) David Allen Charlton (Courtesy: Gresham PD)
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A wanted felon who shot a Fairview police officer was armed with a handgun and an assault-type rifle, according to court documents.

Police said David Allen Charlton, 40, shot Fairview Officer Scott Shropshire after the suspect crashed an SUV into a fence near the Barberry Village Apartments on the 200 block of Southeast 188th Avenue in Gresham late last Wednesday night.  

Witness said Charlton left the crash scene carrying three bags that were in the SUV.

Officer Shropshire and Gresham Police Department Officer Mike Brooder approached Charlton in the area of Northeast Couch Lane, east of 188th Avenue, and saw that he had a handgun in his right hand, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The affidavit states Shropshire yelled, "Gun," and Charlton then shot Shropshire in the torso. As Shropshire began to move back, he saw Charlton on the ground.

"He saw that the suspect was lying in the roadway when the suspect rolled over and was now holding an assault type rifle," court documents state.

Shropshire yelled that the suspect had another gun and fired several rounds at Charlton.

Officer Brooder told detectives that he believed Charlton was going to kill Shropshire, so he fired at Charlton until he fell to the ground. Court documents state Brooder also told investigators he saw Charlton roll around on the ground and come up with a rifle in his hands, so Brooder again shot Charlton until he dropped the rifle.

After the shooting, detectives located an AR-15 in the middle of the street and a handgun in the grass close to the street, according to court documents.

A probable cause affidavit states Charlton fired an estimated 11 shots at the officers from the handgun and rifle based on the number, caliber and brand of spent shell casings at the scene. Brooder's patrol car was struck six times by bullets.

The affidavit states Charlton's three bags included a military style backpack and a camouflage duffel bag.

Police said Charlton was a wanted felon after he violated his parole stemming from a 1999 bank robbery. He served 13 years in prison. He is now facing charges including attempted murder.

Charlton remains in police custody at the hospital. Shropshire has been released from the hospital.

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