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Lane Martin

Date: July 30, 2019
Subject: Lane Christopher Martin, 31
Involved Bureau Member: Officer Gary Doran

Investigative Files

Grand Jury Transcripts

On July 30, 2019, at 4:22 p.m., Portland Police Officers responded to a call of a disturbance with a weapon near Southeast 122nd Avenue and East Burnside Street.  Preliminary information provided to dispatch was that a male was attempting to break into a vehicle in the parking lot of the Safeway, located in the 200 block of Northeast 122nd Avenue. When confronted by a security officer, the suspect reportedly displayed an edged weapon.

The male, later identified as 31-year-old Lane Martin was contacted by responding officers, who learned he was also armed with a hatchet.  The area contained a number of community members as well as vehicles.

During the encounter in the area of 122nd and Ash, Officer Gary Doran, a 12-year veteran, deployed deadly force, Acting Sergeant David Kemple, a 17-year veteran and Officer Nicholas Bianchini, a 10-year veteran, deployed less lethal force.

Officers called for emergency medical assistance for the suspect and rendered medical aid at the scene. 

Officers located the suspect and deployed multiple less lethal rounds.  

There were ECIT trained officers at the scene during this encounter.

Once the investigation was complete, it was forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for presentation to the grand jury. On October 14, 2019, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office announced that a Grand Jury determined that the officers were justified in his use of deadly force shooting death of Lane Martin.

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.