1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
December 27, 2002 00:00
The officer refused to believe Angel was a police officer and attempted to restrain him from leaving. Angel began to fight with the officer. During the fight the officer deployed her baton in the hope of gaining control of Angel. As they continued to struggle, Angel pushed back, pulled out a handgun, and pointed it directly at the officer who was less than 4 feet away. The officer, believing she was about to be shot, lunged at Angel and began a fight for the handgun. Cover officers arrived shortly before the officer pried the handgun from Angel's hand. At some point during the fight, Angel successfully cocked the handgun, which discharged as officers were attempting to make it safe.
Detectives were called to the scene and conducted an investigation. Angel was lodged in the Justice Center Jail and is scheduled for arraignment at 2:00 p.m. today.
Sgt. Pete Simpson