1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
August 25, 2009 00:00
A Portland Police Officer observed a man in a vehicle in the area of Northeast 162nd and Burnside who matched the description of the robbery suspect. Officers began following this vehicle and a few minutes later the suspect ran from the vehicle in the area of Southeast 172nd and Pine Street. The driver of the vehicle stayed in the car and was taken into custody by police and later released. The suspect, who ran from the car, was seen running into a residential area. A perimeter was set up, and the East Multnomah County SWAT Team and Portland Police SERT were called to the scene.
A search began in the area of the perimeter and a Portland Police K9 team located the suspect hiding in a shed in a mobile home park in the 16900 Block of Southeast Pine Street. Portland Police attempted to communicate with the suspect in the shed and deployed tear gas. Witnesses then saw the suspect run from the shed with a gun and he was then shot by a Portland Police Officer.
The 36-year-old suspect was immediately transported to an area hospital and is currently in stable condition. The name of the suspect is not being released at this time and the name of the officer involved in this shooting will be released later today.
Portland Police Robbery Detectives believe that this suspect has been involved in numerous armed robberies in the same area over the last several weeks. The East County Major Crime Team is investigating the officer involved shooting.
Sgt. Pete Simpson