Machete-wielding man shot by police enters pleas
Thursday, August 4, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A 34-year-old man critically wounded by Portland police last December after he came at officers with a machete will get three years' probation and be supervised through the Multnomah County mental health court.
Marcus Lagozzino pleaded guilty Thursday to fourth-degree assault against his mother and pleaded no contest to menacing a police officer.
The man's mother called 911 on Dec. 27, saying he had assaulted his parents, was outside breaking windows at their home -- and had a machete.
Police tried a stun gun and beanbag shotgun on Lagozzino before Officer Bradley Clark opened fire. A grand jury found no criminal wrongdoing by police.
Lagozzino has recovered from his wounds and been diagnosed with major depression. If he complies with all mental health court conditions, The Oregonian (http://bit.ly/r5SoPQ) says the assault conviction will be dismissed.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com