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Robert Douglas Delgado

Date: April 16, 2021
Subject: Robert Douglas Delgado, 46
Involved Bureau Member: Officer Zachary Delong

 Investigative Files

Grand Jury September 21, 2021Transcripts

Grand Jury September 22, 2021Transcripts

Grand Jury September 23, 2021 Transcripts

On Friday, April 16, 2021, at approximately 9:28 a.m., Portland Police officers were dispatched to Lents Park. A community member called the Bureau of Emergency Communication (BOEC) to report a man, later identified as 46-year-old Robert Douglas Delgado, in Lents Park quick drawing and holding what looked like a handgun. Lents Park is located at 4727 SE 92nd Avenue.

The first officer arrived at approximately 9:36 a.m. Other officers arrived shortly thereafter.

At approximately 9:40 a.m., officers reported that the shooting took place and the man was down. The shooting took place from approximately 90 feet away.

At approximately 9:41 a.m., an ambulance was dispatched and on the way.

The officers made a plan to approach Mr. Delgado. At approximately 9:47 a.m., officers called for medical personnel to come in. By approximately 9:48 a.m., officers were performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and used materials from an individual first aid kit (IFAK) as part of life 

saving efforts. At approximately 9:53 a.m., medical personnel took over administering first aid. The male subject was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The officer involved was Officer Zachary Delong, an 8-year veteran of the Police Bureau assigned to East Precinct. He remains on administrative leave per Bureau policy.

None of the officers was injured during the incident and there are no known additional injured parties. The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s office completed an autopsy which determined that Mr. Delgado died of a single gunshot wound.

Audio of a portion of this call related to this timeline was released three days after the shooting: https://youtu.be/e-2WjCx7DQY

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  

On April 29, 2021 Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced  that their offices would jointly investigate this officer-involved shooting.

On September 23, 2021,  Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that upon the conclusion of the presentation of evidence, a grand jury returned a not true bill and found the use of force was not criminal under Oregon law. The case was presented by two Multnomah County Deputy District Attorneys and two Assistant Attorneys General appointed by the Department of Justice at the request of DA Schmidt.