Yakima man who shot at bounty hunters arrested near Portland

FAIRVIEW, Ore. - A Yakima man wanted for shooting at two bounty hunters earlier this month was arrested Thursday near Portland following a standoff that lasted hours.

Joshua Weber, 22, is accused of shooting at the men on Dec. 11 after one of them broke a window at his home in the 1500 block of Fairbanks Avenue.

They were trying to detain Weber after he forfeited bail for misdemeanor charges. One of them broke a window and the suspect responded with by firing several rounds from a semi-automatic handgun. No one was injured, police said.

KATU News reports that Multnomah County Sheriff’s deputies spotted Weber late Thursday night. Hours later, deputies and a SWAT team tracked him down to a Fairview home.

After deputies made contact with the suspect, they heard a gunshot from inside the home. Deputies believe he shot and injured himself. He was still able to communicate following the gunshot.

Authorities entered the home and found Weber injured. He was transported to a local hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

No one else was hurt during the incident.


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