UPDATE: Portland Police Investigating a Shooting on the Grounds of Portland Adventist Medical Center

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February 18, 2013 04:45


The shooting on the grounds of Portland Adventist Medical Center (PAMC) is an officer-involved shooting. One subject is deceased. No officers were injured during the shooting.

The investigation began on Sunday evening at approximately 9:30 p.m. when officers were called to PAMC on the report of a man with a gun in the parking lot. Several officers responded to the area and began to get containment on the large PAMC complex. The hospital went into lock-down to keep patients and staff safe.

As officers were continuing to get containment on the complex, some officers encountered the suspect and shots were fired. The suspect died at the scene and no officers were injured.

Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are at the scene in the very early stages of the investigation.

Per policy, any involved officers will be placed on paid administrative leave as the investigation continues.

No updates on the investigation will be available until approximately 12:00 p.m. on Monday February 18, 2013.



Portland Police officers are investigating a shooting on the grounds of Portland Adventist Medical Center, located at 10123 Southeast Market Street. One subject is deceased.

Media staging is at Southeast 100th Avenue and Main Street. Access is best from 96th Avenue then East on Main Street.

PIO will be enroute in approximately 15 minutes.



Media Relations:
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Desk: 503-823-0830
Pager: 503-790-1779

Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204