Hood River County deputies arrest woman after nine-hour standoff

A 2015 mug shot of Lisa Vieira. (Photo: NORCOR Corrections)

HOOD RIVER, Ore. – After a nine-hour standoff, the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman who they say fired shots at a deputy as he performed a welfare check Tuesday afternoon.

The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office said they first received a call around 4:30 p.m. from 51-year-old Lisa Vieira who was distraught at the time. A short time later, Vieira’s employer called saying she hadn’t been to work for the last several days and the employer was concerned about her wellbeing.

Shortly before 5 p.m., a deputy responded to the woman’s home in the 5000 block of Booth Hill Road in Parkdale for a welfare check. Vieira immediately confronted the deputy with a gun and fired several shots toward him.

The deputy retreated safely and Vieira barricaded herself in her residence, the sheriff’s office said.

Tactical team members from the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office, The Dalles Police Department, Sherman County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police responded to Vieira’s home.

At around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, she finally surrendered peacefully to an Oregon State Police SWAT Team.

Vieira was lodged at Northern Oregon Regional Corrections in The Dalles on charges of attempted aggravated murder, recklessly endangering another person and pointing a firearm at another person. No one was injured in the incident.

The Columbia Gorge Major Crimes Team is continuing the investigation.

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