Man sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison for shooting wife in Hillsboro

Fidencio Diaz-Eguiza, booking photo

HILLSBORO, OR (KPTV) - A man wanted in connection to a shooting that happened in Hillsboro late Sunday afternoon has been arrested.

Police were searching for 61-year-old Fidencio Diaz-Eguiza as a person of interest following the shooting.

The shooting happened inside a home in the 2700 block of Southeast Tumblestone Drive at around 4:16 p.m. and left one woman hospitalized with a serious gunshot wound. 

The victim has been identified as Diaz-Eguiza's wife, 59-year-old Guadalupe Ojeda de Diaz. She is expected to survive, according to police.

According to police, Diaz-Eguiza was found hiding in a cabinet in the garage of the home on SE Tumblestone.

Police told FOX 12 they didn't find him immediately after the shooting because they needed a search warrant to search the home.

Neighbors told FOX 12 they are struggling to understand how this could happen to such a nice couple.

"They're so friendly always welcoming. We've borrowed their lawnmowers to do stuff. I've talked to him all the time, could never imagine he'd do anything like that - his wife, amazing person. The whole family is really great," said Hector Tellez.

Tellez is good friends with the couple. He lives across the street and says he has known them for 14 years.

Police told FOX 12 they've never been called to the home before for any domestic violence issues, and the Diaz-Eguiza has no history of assault. Police are not releasing any possible motive for the shooting.

"I'm saddened most of anything. Just because I know them and I can't imagine what their pain is," said Tellez.

Diaz-Eguiza was booked into the Washington County Jail just before 4 a.m. Monday. He is facing charges of attempted murder, second-degree assault, and unlawful use of a weapon.

He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday afternoon.

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