Date: June 28, 2020
Subject: Gray Tristan Stockton, 25
Involved Bureau Member: Officer Laurent Bonczijk
On Sunday, June 28, 2020, at 2:24 p.m., a premise check call at a vacant residence was generated in the 7900 hundred block of Southeast 6th Avenue. Central Precinct Officers responded to the scene.
When officers were checking the residence, a subject, later identified as 25-year-old Gray Tristan Stockton, was encountered and one officer, a seven-year veteran, fired his handgun. The officers retreated to a position of safety and called for additional resources, including medical to respond.
There was information to believe the involved subject was armed, so the Special Emergency Reaction Team and the Crisis Negotiation Team were requested. The Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU) also responded. A shelter in place order was put into place for the safety of those in the surrounding neighborhood.
SERT and CNT personnel responded to the scene and deployed a robot into the residence. It was determined the subject was armed with an airsoft pistol. He was checked by medical personnel at the scene and it was determined there was no injury. He was then booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.
None of the officers on scene sustained injury. Charges are pending at this time.
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.