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Alexander Tadros

Date: August 27, 2021
Subject: Alexander Tadros, 30
Involved Bureau Members: Officer Joshua Howery, Officer Jake Ramsey

On Friday, August 27, 2021 at 6:27 a.m., Portland Police North Precinct Officers responded to an apartment building the 1600 Block of North Willis Boulevard when members of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) were serving a warrant requested assistance. Portland Police Officers responded to that call for assistance and were not involved prior in serving the warrant.

The officers learned that a suspect had been threatening to shoot the federal agents. The officers learned that the suspect was armed. The Special Emergency Reaction Team and Crisis Negotiation Team responded to assist.

Officers began evacuating nearby apartment units for safety of the community. At about 7:30a.m, at least one shot was fired and a Portland Police Officer was shot and injured. Preliminary information is the shot came through a wall. The officer was transported to an area hospital and was released shortly after with an injury wound to the hip. 

Additional shots came from the suspect's location. Two Portland Police officers assigned to the Special Emergency Reaction Team fired their weapons: Officer Joshua Howery, a 20-year veteran of PPB, and Officer Jake Ramsey, a 4-year veteran.  

The suspect, later identified as 30-year-old Alexander Tadros was deceased. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's office conducted an autopsy and determined that Tadros died from a single gunshot wound fired by an officer.

The Portland Police Bureau's directive outlining the procedures followed after an officer-involved shooting may be found at  

Once the entire investigation and legal process is complete, the investigative files and any grand jury transcripts will be posted on the Bureau's Open Data page and can be found here: