YAKIMA, Wash. — A 22-year-old Yakima man accused of shooting at bail bondsmen who tried to take him into custody was shot and wounded Thursday during a standoff near Portland.
Multnomah County sheriff’s deputies spotted Joshua Weber in the area of Troutdale, Ore., east of Portland, around 11:20 a.m., according to a news release from the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. Weber was wanted for first-degree assault and unlawful firearms possession in the Yakima incident earlier this month.
Weber led officers on a chase to nearby Fairview, where his vehicle crashed and he ran away, the news release said.
He was later found at a Fairview-area home, which SWAT team members surrounded, the release said. During negotiations with Weber, deputies heard a gunshot from inside the house, and Weber continued talking to negotiators as officers entered and found him wounded, the release said.
He was taken to Legacy Emmanuel Hospital in Portland, where his condition was not available.
Weber shot at bail bondsmen on Dec. 11 when they came to pick him up at 1509 Fairbanks Ave. when he failed to appear in court for misdemeanor theft and obstruction charges, according to Yakima police.
The agents were not injured, and officers found guns and ammunition in the house.