Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
On Friday, October 9, 2020, at 9:49 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a shooting in the 7100 block of SW Millenium Terrace in Aloha.

Family members of 3-year-old James Kenneth Lindquester called 911 to report James had gotten a handgun out of a bedroom end table drawer and shot himself in the head. Deputies along with Metro West and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue took over life-saving efforts from the family. James was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased just before midnight.

Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit and the Special Investigations Unit responded to the scene and the investigation is ongoing. An autopsy will be conducted on October 10 at the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office.

James’ family requested the attached photos be included with this media release.