A statement released by the Forest Grove Police Department outlines the confrontation like this: they were sent to the home of Timothy Cannon when his wife called 9-1-1, saying she and their daughter were locked in a room, Cannon outside -armed and trying to get in. When police entered the house, it was dark. They attempted to talk with Cannon, but he was confrontational, saying police would have to shoot him, and he'd shoot them. Police allegedly heard Cannon loading his rifle and the threats and reacted; gunfire erupting. The Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team was called in. Police later managed to restrain Cannon after a struggle.