Man responding to ad for sex robbed, almost killed

Man responding to ad on Backpage.com shot at by high-powered rifle

Hillsboro authorities search a house on Roundelay Road looking for an attempted murder suspect, July 3, 2017 (KOIN)
Hillsboro authorities search a house on Roundelay Road looking for an attempted murder suspect, July 3, 2017 (KOIN)

HILLSBORO, )re. (KOIN) — A 31-year-old man – responding to an ad for sex on Backpage.com – was tied up, robbed and shot at with a high-caliber rifle, according to police.

Police told KOIN 6 News the investigation began around 11:30 p.m. Sunday when officers responded to the 1200 block of Roundelay Street on reports of shots being fired. When officers arrived, they found evidence of gunfire in the street.

Officers spoke with the 31-year-old man, who lives in Portland, and learned he came out to Hillsboro to meet up with a woman after responding to an advertisement on Backpage.com for sex.

When the man entered the home, police say he was zip-tied, assaulted and robbed.

He was able to escape the residence and as he did, an adult Hispanic man fired at least 6 rounds. The only description police have released of the suspect is a younger Hispanic man, between 25 and 30 years old, with short black hair and tattoos on his arm.

The man who was shot at was not hurt.

The Washington County tactical team responded to search the residence around 7 a.m. Monday. Police confirm a weapon was found inside. By 9 a.m. Monday, police located several spent shell casings and found at least one home that was struck by gunfire.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Hillsboro Police Department.

KOIN 6 News will continue to follow this story.