HILLSBORO, Ore.- On February 18, 2022, a Washington County jury found Julian Miguel Gallardo guilty of two counts of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, and first-degree criminal mischief. The jury also found Alan Soto-Guzman guilty of hindering prosecution. Senior Deputy District Attorney Marie Atwood and Deputy District Attorney Pendrey Trammel prosecuted the case against the defendants before Judge Eric Butterfield. 

On June 30, 2019, the defendants drove to Hillsboro, Oregon, and tried to enter a house party. One of the victims in this case told the defendants they were not welcome and asked them to leave. The defendants refused which led to a verbal and physical confrontation. At one point during the argument, Mr. Gallardo pulled a gun. Partygoers then ran inside the home and locked the doors. 

The defendants then returned to Mr. Soto-Guzman’s vehicle. He began driving them slowly past the house as Mr. Gallardo fired eight shots from his weapon. One bullet struck a victim in the shoulder causing severe injury. Other rounds went through the home and damaged two vehicles parked outside. 

In the days and weeks following the shooting, the defendants evaded law enforcement and made attempts to destroy evidence. Mr. Soto-Guzman was arrested in August 2019. Mr. Gallardo was eventually located by authorities after he fled to Washington. Mr. Gallardo tried to evade them in a stolen vehicle along with another individual wanted for murder in Multnomah County, Oregon. 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to acknowledge the work of the Hillsboro Police Department on this case, as well as the Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team, Vancouver police, Tigard police, and the US Marshals for their assistance in this very involved investigation. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 15, 2022. 

February 22, 2022