Published: Thursday, July 08, 2010, 11:05 PM Updated: Thursday, July 08, 2010, 11:17 PM
Michael Russell, The Oregonian
An 87-year-old woman tasered by deputies Thursday afternoon after she reached for a handgun on the porch of her Boring home died an hour later at a hospital, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said.
Detective Jim Strovink, a sheriff's spokesman, gave this account of the incident:
Deputies responded to reports that the woman was waving a semi-automatic handgun toward a man using a backhoe to install a new water line near her home at the Big Valley Woods Mobile Home Park, 32700 S.E. Leewood Lane.
The man radioed his wife, an assistant manager at the park, that the woman was threatening to shoot. The wife called 9-1-1.
Two deputies responded about 2:35 p.m. and cautiously approached the woman. After five minutes, they began negotiating with the
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