On March 15, 2013 at 7:15pm the Warrenton Police Department was sent to 1060 3rd Ave. in Hammond in reference to a Burglary-In-Progress.
Dispatch had received a 911 call from a neighbor who was advising the homeowner at 1060 3rd Ave. found someone inside the residence and was holding them at gunpoint.
Officer Ray Ayers was the first officer to arrive on the scene at 7:18pm and advised
dispatch that he heard a "shot-fired." Officer Ayers entered the home to find 25-year old
Tony J. Tischer of Hammond lying on the floor with a gunshot wound. The 44-year old
homeowner and his wife were also present and cooperated with Officer Ayers giving him
a 12-gauge shotgun. Officer Ayers rendered aid and calmed Tischer until Warrenton Fire
personnel and Medix ambulance could arrive to provide further medical aid.
Additional officers from the WPD and Clatsop County Sheriff's Office arrived and to
assist with the call. Two houses and an RV were secured during the incident and the
Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis was contacted to activate the Major
Crime Team (MCT) to assist the WPD with the investigation. The MCT arrived on the
scene with members from the Oregon State Police, Astoria Police Department, Seaside
Police Department, and the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office.
Tischer was transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital and subsequently transferred to
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland for treatment of his gunshot wound. His
condition is unknown at this time. The homeowner and his wife have been cooperating
with the MCT investigation and no arrests have been made at this point. The
investigation is continuing and the WPD will be working with the District Attorney's Office
to determine if any charges will be filed. Further information will be released by District
Attorney's Office as appropriate.
If you were in the area of 1060 3rd Ave between 5:00pm and 7:00pm and saw anything
suspicious or have any information that could help in this investigation please contact
the Warrenton Police Department at 503-861-2235 or you can send an email to