On Sunday, January 6, 2019, at 2:03 p.m., an East Precinct officer responded to the report that a person arrived at a residence in the 9600 block of Southeast Market Street and refused to leave the property.
An officer arrived at the location and located the suspect, who entered the residence reportedly without permission. The officer, the resident and the suspect were inside the residence when the shooting occurred. Based on witness statements and physical evidence, detectives believe the officer deployed his Taser. Detectives believe the Taser was not effective and the officer then fired his duty firearm, striking the suspect.
Immediately after the suspect was injured, the officer requested emergency medical responders to the location. Responding cover officers provided the suspect with emergency medical first aid until medical personnel arrived on scene and transported him to a Portland hospital by ambulance, where he was pronounced deceased.
During the investigation, a knife was located inside the home and seized as evidence. The officer testified at Grand Jury that the knife was his.
The involved Portland Police Bureau Officer has been identified as Officer Consider Vosu, a one year and eleven month veteran of the Police Bureau.
Once the investigation was complete, it was forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for presentation to the grand jury. On February 22, 2019, a Multnomah County Grand Jury determined that the officer was justified in his use of deadly force shooting death of Andre Gladen.
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.