Austin Schnell

Austin Schnell, booking photo.

HILLSBORO, OR (KPTV) – Police responded to shots fired and then a crash in Hillsboro, leading to the arrest of 19-year-old Austin Schnell, of Albany.

A shooting was reported at Quatama Crossing Apartments on the 600 block of Northeast Autumncreek Drive at 4:04 p.m. Friday. 

Callers to 911 said a man, later identified as Schnell, fired several shots from a pistol into a parked car, before driving away in a Subaru Outback.

An officer stopped Schnell heading west on East Main Street near Southeast Borwick Street. When the officer got out of the car, the suspect sped away.

Schnell lost control of the Subaru near Northeast Century Boulevard and crashed into a Toyota 4Runner. The woman driving the Toyota, along with a passenger in the Subaru, were taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Schnell and three additional passengers were not injured.

Schnell was identified as the shooting suspect, according to police. He was arrested and investigators said a pistol was recovered from the car.

Schnell now faces charges including unlawful use of weapon, first-degree criminal mischief, unlawful possession of firearm, attempting to elude police, reckless driving, fourth-degree assault, and four counts of recklessly endangering.

The parked car from the shooting was unoccupied when the shots were fired, according to officers, and no one was injured by the gunfire.

No further information was released about the ongoing investigation.

Roads were closed for the investigations of the shooting and the crash. 

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Tell us where he got the gun:)

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