McMinnville beating victim dies
Five McMinnville police detectives have been assigned to the case, according to Sgt. Tim Symons. “In these high profile cases, every detective is assigned a different part of the investigation, so everything doesn’t fall onto one detective,” he said.
Interviews have been conducted, but no suspects have been positively identified to date, Symons said Thursday. He said the investigation had taken various twists and turns since the incident, and detectives were still trying to sort everything out.
Agcaoili, 31, of 1795 N.W. Second St., McMinnville, was assaulted about 3 a.m. He was transported by McMinnville Fire Department ambulance to the Willamette Valley Medical Center, then transferred to Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.
He died of a traumatic brain injury, according to Symons, who gave this account:
In a 911 call, the Yamhill Communications Agency dispatch center was informed a man was lying unconscious on the sidewalk, bleeding from the back of his head. It was told he had suffered a beating at the hand of individuals who had left the area.
Responding officers found Agcaoili sprawled on the sidewalk near the Ben Franklin bench in the US Bank plaza. Medical personnel administered aid before transporting him to the McMinnville hospital.
According to witnesses, Agcaoili and Adrian Ulloa, 31, of 2242 S.W. Taylor Drive, McMinnville, had gotten into an altercation with a group of four to six individuals. The witnesses described them as men in their late 20s to early 30s.
The altercation reportedly began at a downtown bar, and spilled out into the street from there. “We have identified players in the other group, but we’re still sorting through things in an attempt to get the right person,” Symons said.
Early on, he said, police only had one account to go on — that of Ulloa, who was transported from the scene by friends for treatment of minor injuries. He said Agcaoili never regained a level of responsiveness permitting an interview.
The assault caused myriad conversations on the social media site Facebook speculating what happened and who was involved.
Not much information was offered to the police initially, Symons said, “But detectives have been able to make some inroads” as the week has continued.
“People don’t always come forward with information initially,” he said.
People are remembering Agcaoili and commenting on the incident on the News-Register’s Facebook page.
Teresa Steele wrote, “RIP Andrew...your family loves you!!!”
Bryan Worden commented, “Andrew was one of the most unique people I’ve ever met. He had a great heart, a great laugh and loved his family very much as well as his friends that were basically an extension of his family. RIP Andrew. I know your friends will never let your legacy fall.”
Kathryn Joanna Lucht added, “OMG. This is terrible. I hope they can find this suspect.”
Kelly Breneman commented, “RIP ... so sad.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Michelle Formway at 503-434-2340 or call the YCOM non-emergency number at 503-434-6500.