June 11, 2014 13:55
Just before 8:00 a.m. this morning, two officers from the Milwaukie Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle at Southeast 52nd Avenue and Harney Street. A short traffic pursuit followed but ended on Southeast Johnson Creek Boulevard and 37th Avenue.
After the vehicle was stopped, the suspect driving the car was not cooperative and both officers discharged their firearms at the suspect, striking him at least one time.
The officers called for cover and immediate medical response and began CPR. Medical personnel arrived and transported the male adult suspect to a Portland hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on the suspect to determine the exact case of death and to confirm the identity of the suspect.
The shooting occurred in a part of the City of Portland that lies in Clackamas County.
The Clackamas County Major Crimes Team and the Portland Police Bureau are conducting a joint investigation into the circumstances of the shooting and what actions led the officers to discharge their weapons. When the investigation is complete, it will be reviewed by the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office.
The two officers involved will be placed on paid Administrative Leave, which is standard procedure for the Milwaukie Police Department.
The names of the officers involved and suspect are not being released at this time, pending further investigation.
Johnson Creek Boulevard, from 32nd to 42nd Avenues, may remain closed until late afternoon as the investigation continues by detectives.
No further updates are expected today.
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This morning, Wednesday June 11, 2014, at approximately 8:00 a.m., Central and East Precinct officers responded to a call for cover by the Milwaukie Police Department on Southeast Johnson Creek Boulevard at 37th Avenue after shots were fired during a traffic stop.
Portland officers arrived in the area and helped make the scene safe. No officers have been injured. One person has been transported to a Portland hospital and their condition is not known at this time.
Because the shooting occurred within the City of Portland, detectives from the Portland Police Bureau will be the lead investigators in this case.
Johnson Creek Boulevard is closed to all traffic from Southeast 32nd to 42nd Avenues.
There is no danger to the community as a result of this incident.
No additional details are available at this time and the Portland Police PIO will be responding to the scene as soon as possible (no ETA).
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204