Jeffrey Carl Giddings, 45, was shot by a police SWAT team, suffering non-life threatening injuries, during a two-hour standoff on Monday at a Subway in Gladstone, Ore., a suburb or Portland.
It began when Giddings, riding a bicycle, was stopped by Gladstone Police Sgt. Lee Jundt about 6:30 p.m., the Oregonian reported.
Giddings then pulled a gun and shot Jundt, a 20-year veteran who was wearing a ballistic vest. He was not seriously injured.
Giddings then fled to the Subway, taking one woman hostage who was not injured during the standoff.
Giddings is expected to be face several charges after his release from Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland. There is also a warrant for his arrest for heroin possession in Klamath County, the Portland newspaper reported.
Giddings’ face and body are covered with tattoos linked to various racist groups, including the Insane Peckerwood Syndicate, Aryan Pride, 16/23 (Peckerwoods). Under his lower lip, another tattoo reads: “Fuck the Feds.”
He has spent most of that last 25 years in and out of various state and federal prisons for 23 criminal convictions, primarily for drug and property crimes.
In 2012, he was charged federally with being a felon in possession of a firearm and sentenced to a mandatory 15-year term as an Armed Career Criminal, records show. After an appeals court ruled that Giddings didn’t meet the sentencing qualifications as a career criminal, he was resentenced in May to four years and nine-months and given credit for time served.
He was assigned to a federal residential re-entry program in Seattle, but absconded from there on Aug. 2, KOIN-TV in Portland reported.