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Grand Jury to Probe Death in FBI Office

May 20, 1987|United Press International

PORTLAND, Ore. — Despite a ruling that his death was a suicide, the case of a Tillamook man who was shot and killed as he held five FBI agents hostage will go before a grand jury, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Stanley William Peregoy's death was ruled a suicide by Dr. Karen Gunson, deputy state medical examiner. Gunson concluded that Peregoy, 41, intended to be killed when he went to the Portland FBI office on Friday and took the agents hostage.

Peregoy was killed when two other agents burst into the squad room with a shotgun.

"It's just a matter of basic policy that law-enforcement shootings go to a grand jury," said Norman Frink, Multnomah County deputy district attorney.

Gunson said she did not know why Peregoy wanted to die, but that his actions left no doubt that he wanted to be killed. She said those actions included going to an attorney the day before the incident to have a will drawn up and getting his private papers in order.

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