UPDATE: Update on Officer-Involved Shooting in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood

UPDATE: Update on Officer-Involved Shooting in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood

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July 18, 2012 04:45


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Portland Police officers have lodged a 17-year-old male into the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home (JDH) on two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in connection with Tuesday's officer-involved shooting in Southeast Portland. The 17-year-old male was released from the hospital late Tuesday evening.

The 17-year-old male is the person that ran from the traffic stop and was subsequently transported to a Portland hospital to receive treatment to his injuries. The other occupants of the car were released from custody and were not charged with any crimes.

Detectives will be continuing the investigation over the next several days.

No information updates on this case will be available until at least 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday July 18, 2012.



This morning, Tuesday July 17, 2012, members of the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force were conducting surveillance on a location in Southeast Portland as part of an ongoing investigation. During that surveillance, they observed a man armed with a handgun get into a vehicle with some other men, and the vehicle left the area. Investigators asked for East Precinct uniform officers to conduct a high-risk traffic stop on the vehicle, as they believed the armed man was an occupant.

East Precinct and Gresham Police officers stopped the vehicle at approximately 153rd and Southeast Division Street and conducted a high-risk stop, which is used when there is information that someone in the vehicle may be armed.

Vehicle occupants exited the vehicle and were taken into custody. The man investigators believe had the gun, got out and was not following commands and ran from the officers into the neighborhood.

At some point, a less-lethal beanbag was fired at the suspect. One Portland Police officer fired at least one round from his firearm. The suspect disappeared into the neighborhood and officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, searched the neighborhood and located the suspect, who was suffering from some injuries.

The injured suspect was transported to a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. At this point, it is not clear how he suffered these injuries.

Officers searched the neighborhood for items the suspect may have dropped and they have recovered two (2) handguns.

As is standard in all officer-involved shooting investigations, detectives from the Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail, as well as detectives from the East County Major Crimes Team are at the scene and are in the very early stages of the investigation. Additionally, representatives from the Gresham Police Department, the City Attorney's Office, Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, the Office of Independent Police Review, Internal Affairs, Traumatic Incident Committee, the Crisis Response Team, and the Chief's Office are at the scene.

No additional information can be released at this time and updates will be provided as they become available.

Southeast Division Street between 148th and 154th Avenues will be closed to all traffic for the next several hours as the investigation continues.



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