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James Tylka

James Tylka

James Tylka (September 24, 1986 - December 25, 2016) was a resident of Portland, Oregon. [1]


With his estranged wife

With his estranged wife

On December 25, 2016, James killed his estranged wife, Kate Armand, at her home in King City, Oregon. He was then killed in a shootout with police in Sherwood, Oregon. [1] Prior to his death, James had posted in Facebook groups looking to purchase a handgun.

Personal Life

Tylka was a cadet member for Beaverton Police Department from 2004-2006. [1]

He was married once before and had a child with his ex-wife.

[1] They reportedly had years of disputes over Custody and child support payments. [1]

James was also a car enthusiast.


Citation Linkkomonews.comJames Tylka identified
Dec 26, 2016, 10:38 PM
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Dec 26, 2016, 11:19 PM
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Dec 26, 2016, 11:31 PM