Violent “Unprovoked” Attack of Officer Leads to Shooting

Today, Hillsboro Police received an investigative update on the violent unprovoked attack which resulted in an officer involved shooting on August 22.

The involved officer is identified as Lieutenant Neil Potter, a 23-year veteran of the Hillsboro Police Department. Potter is currently assigned to the patrol division as a watch commander.

During the assault, Lt. Potter was knocked to the ground and suffered broken facial bones and a concussion. Once on the ground, the subject continued to assault Potter and made efforts to take Potter’s handgun. It is believed that the actions by the suspect lead the Lieutenant to shoot his attacker.

The suspect, Jose Juan Aguilar-Mandujano remains hospitalized.

Authorities are releasing an image today, provided by the Washington County Major Crimes Team, in response to public inquiry about this event.

Lt Potter

Officials say that soon-to-be released video from a nearby business depicts the initial attack against Lt. Potter, Potter’s attempt to disengage, and the subjects continued attack of the officer.

Lieutenant Potter continues to recover from injuries resulting from this incident.

No further information was released as authorities say this continues to be an active ongoing investigation.

Source: HPD