Man blamed in family killing had weapons arrest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man suspected of killing four family members was arrested in August on a weapons charge.

Sgt. Brian Jensen of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s office says by email that Mark Gago was booked on a charge of unlawful possession of a weapon. He did not have details on the disposition of the case or circumstances of the arrest.

Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed Gago late Saturday night at the rural home he shared with family members about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Portland.

Deputies responding to an emergency call say they saw Gago trying to kill an 8-year-old girl.

Investigators say Gago killed his parents, his girlfriend and their infant daughter.

The 8-year-old girl and a female described as a roommate in the home were treated for injuries. No deputies were harmed.