CORRECTION: UPDATE: Man Jumps Off Five Story Building After Running From Police

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April 16, 2012 15:00


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The correct first name is "Ervin" with an alias of "Erwin." Edwin is incorrect.



The man who jumped from the roof of a building this morning in Old Town has been identified as 30-year-old Edwin Jeff Dirnbaugh. Dirnbaugh was transported to an area hospital where he later died of injuries he suffered after the jump.

Dirnbaugh was a suspect in a shooting on Sunday afternoon in Southeast Portland. Portland Police officers from East Precinct responded to the report of a shooting at a residence in the 12600 block of Southeast Market Street on Sunday April 15, 2012, at 2:52 p.m.

Officers learned that Dirnbaugh got into an argument with this 32-year-old girlfriend and fired a shot at her inside the residence, threatened his 57-year-old father before leaving the residence. Neither Dirnbaugh's girlfriend or father was injured during the shooting.

The Domestic Violence Reduction Unit (DVRU) is continuing the investigation.



This morning, at 6:04 a.m., a Portland Police officer assigned to Central Precinct spotted wanted man at Northwest 4th Avenue and Everett Street. The man is a suspect in a Sunday afternoon domestic violence-related shooting in Southeast Portland. The officer got out of his car to talk to the man, who immediately ran from police and into a nearby building.

Additional officers got into the area and established a perimeter around the building, which is located between Davis to Everett Streets, 5th to 6th Avenues.

As officers were formulating a plan to enter and search the building for the suspect who was still possibly armed after the Sunday shooting, the man jumped off the roof and landed on Northwest 5th, between Davis and Everett.

Approximately 40 minutes passed between the time the officer spotted the man and the time he jumped off the roof.

The 30-year-old man has been transported to an area hospital and his condition is not known at this time.

Northwest 5th Avenue, Davis to Everett Streets is currently blocked off as a crime scene.

Additional details will be released when they become available.


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