Man arrested after hunt for suspect in car shooting, attempted robbery in Washington Co.
HILLSBORO Ore. (KPTV) - A Hillsboro man was arrested Friday after a week-long search following an alleged attempted murder in Washington County on April 21, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect, 43-year-old Glen Alen Hornsby Jr., is lodged at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Jail, deputies say.
A week earlier, witnesses along Highway 26 said they saw a car being shot at. Authorities say it began as an attempted robbery then became a road rage incident.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to Northwest Dogwood Street near Saltzman Road in northwest Portland to reports of a shooting just after 6 p.m. on April 21.
Neighbors had reported they saw what looked like a road rage incident and heard gunshots.
“I just saw the police around. There were a lot of cop cars,” a neighbor said.
Investigators say Hornsby is suspected of trying to rob the victim and then shot her in the chest. They say she was able to escape in a car which headed west on Highway 26. Hornsby allegedly pursued the victim, shooting at the car she was in.
Deputies found the victim off Highway 26 near Northeast Cornelius Pass Road. Emergency responders took her to the hospital where she was treated for her injuries and then released.
“I just expect to go where I’m supposed to where I’m supposed to go,” a neighbor said. “That anxiety never came across, but now you never know what to expect now.”
At around 8:30 p.m. on April 21, Washington County deputies said they found Hornsby’s car parked near a motorhome in Hillsboro that he is associated with, but said he wasn’t there.
For the next week, deputies searched for Hornsby, and on Friday evening at about 4:30 p.m., they announced that he was in custody.
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