Date: May 22, 2021
Subject: Darrin R. Carr, 37
Involved Bureau Member: Officer Colby Marrs
On Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 12:36a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a stolen vehicle which was being followed by the theft victim as the suspect was driving near Northeast 158th Avenue and Northeast Mason Street. At about 12:47a.m., Officers located what they thought might be the vehicle, a white 2006 Ford F350 pickup, stopped at Northeast 33rd Drive and Northeast Sunderland Avenue. It was later determined that the F350 was not the same vehicle as the original call, but the F350 was also reported stolen. The officers got out of their vehicle to investigate, and the suspect drove in the direction of the officers. An officer involved shooting took place.
The suspect vehicle continued southbound and officers initiated a pursuit. The suspect drove onto southbound I-205, then eastbound I-84. Spike strips were deployed, which flattened at least one tire on the pickup. The pursuit ended when the suspect crashed in the 2500 block of Northeast 238th Drive in Wood Village at about 1:00a.m. No officers were injured. The officer involved is Colby Marrs, an 8-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau.
The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening gunshot injuries. On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, Darrin R. Carr, 37, of Wood Village, Oregon, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Assault in the Second Degree (2 counts), Unlawful Use of a Weapon (2 counts), Attempting to Elude by Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.
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 composed of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.
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 June 2 and June 3, 2021, a Multnomah County grand jury heard testimony from witnesses including Officer Colby Marrs. At the conclusion of the evidence, the grand jury voted to indict Darrin Carr on criminal charges in case 2436102. Relying on the same body of evidence, the grand jury considered the question of whether the force used by Officer Colby Marrs was justified under Oregon law. With respect to the potential criminality of Officer Marrs' use of force, the grand jury returned a not true bill.