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Joel Michael Arevalo

Date: January 19, 2022
Suspect: Joel Michael Arevalo, 30
Involved Bureau Member: Acting Sergeant Zachary Kenney, Officer Reynaldo Guevara  

On February 19, 2022, at 6:42pm, Central Precinct Officers were dispatched to the 900 Block of Southwest Broadway Drive on a disturbance call. While officers were enroute, they were updated by dispatch that shots had been fired.

Central Precinct activated a "shelter in place" order and set up a perimeter. While the incident was being investigated, an officer-involved shooting occurred. The suspect was later identified as 30-year-old Joel Michael Arevalo.   

The members involved were identified as Acting Sergeant Zachary Kenney, a 17-year veteran and Officer Reynaldo Guevara, who joined the Bureau in January 2020. 

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  

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: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/52175