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Ryan Beisley (wounded)

Date: December 7, 2018
Suspect: Ryan Joseph Beisley, 4
Involved Bureau Members: Officer Lucas Brostean, Officer Dustin Lauitzon, Officer John Sapper, Officer John Shadron

On December 7, 2018, at 5:06 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a Fred Meyer store (3030 NE Weidler Street) after the report of an armed subject inside the Starbucks located in the store.  The suspect was reportedly behind the counter yelling at employees. A caller to 9-1-1 reported that the employees were hiding in a back room and that the suspect was attempting to get inside. The caller reported that the suspect seemed drunk and no weapons were seen.

As officers arrived in the area, the suspect displayed a firearm, resulting in officers firing shots at the suspect in two different locations -- once inside the Starbucks and once outside the Starbucks. During this investigation, a replica firearm was located by detectives and seized as evidence.

The suspect was struck by officers' gunfire and officers attempted to render medical aid and take him into custody. The suspect struggled with officers, but ultimately was taken into custody and transported by ambulance to Portland hospital for treatment to gunshot wounds.  

On December 8, 2018, the suspect, 34-year-old Ryan Joseph Beisley, was released from an area hospital and lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on a United States Marshal Hold for a federal warrant.

The four Portland Police Bureau members involved in the shooting were: Officer Lucas Brostean and Officer Dustin Lauitzon, both two-year-veterans of the Bureau; Officer John Sapper, a nine-year-veteran of the Bureau; and Officer John Shadron, a 19-year-veteran of the Bureau.  

The Portland Police Bureau's directive outlining the procedures followed after an officer-involved shooting may be found at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656780

As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.