1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
February 22, 2002 00:00
Officers went to motel room to contact Hammick. Investigators have learned that the officers saw the suspect assaulting the child when they arrived at the motel room. Several witnesses told investigators that they heard the officers command Hammick to stop his assault of the child and that after repeated commands, the witnesses heard gunshots.
Hammick died at the scene. The child was transported to Emanuel Hospital and is currently in protective custody. At the time of this incident, Hammick had a felony warrant for his arrest. His photograph is available via e-mail from the Portland Police Bureau Identification Division at (503) 823-0382.
This investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Kris Wagner at (503) 823-0899 or Detective Steve Ober at (503) 823-4033.
Sgt. Pete Simpson