Tracy Lynn Cloud

Tracy Lynn Cloud, booking photo.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, OR (KPTV) – Detectives have arrested the estranged wife of man shot and killed during an argument in Portland’s Bethany neighborhood, the sheriff’s office says.

Philip Cloud died in September in the 16800 block of Northwest Germantown Road near Kaiser Road, according to deputies.

Cloud’s wife, Tracy Lynn Cloud, 46, was arrested Wednesday afternoon in connection with his death. She was lodged at the Washington County Jail on charges including second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon.

According to deputies, Philip and Tracy were going through a divorce at the time of the shooting. The sheriff’s office says Tracy shot Philip at least twice after he first pulled a gun while they were arguing.

Deputies responded to the scene in under five minutes and tried to save the man's life but were unsuccessful.

As part of the ongoing investigation, detectives executed several search warrants and interviewed dozens of people, according to the sheriff’s office.

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(4) comments


Oregon isn't a "Stand Your Ground" state. I think they almost have to be shooting at you before you can shoot them.

Frederick Fukov

Ok, so if he indeed pulled a gun first, then how is this not self defense? Is it only her word that he pulled a gun first? Is there evidence that she manufactured a scene in which is estranged husband allegedly pulled the gun first? What do they have that makes them confident they can convict her, and that this was not self defense?

Just curious

On second thought:, She might have even planted the evidence of a gun to prove to the Police that is what he did.

Just curious

This is "He said", "She said", and she took care that what he said could not be used against her. .

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