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Suspect Not Yet Identified

Date: May 6, 2022
Suspect: Not Named
Involved Bureau Members: Officers Adi Ramic, Michelle Petty Whitney Anderson, John Bartlett

On Friday, May 6, 2022 at 9:12p.m., two Portland Police officers assigned to the Focused Intervention Team (FIT) were on patrol when they conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for multiple violations at Northeast 78th Avenue and Northeast Mason Street.

The suspect was transported to the hospital by ambulance with life threatening injuries.

Detectives have confirmed that there was an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and four Portland Police Officers. During the incident it was initially believed that an officer was struck by gunfire. Officers assessed him and it was determined he was not. A semiautomatic handgun was seized as evidence.

The officers, all of whom are assigned to the Focused Intervention Team, are on paid administrative leave during the investigation, which is standard protocol. They are:

Officer Adi Ramic, a 12-year veteran of PPB
Officer Michelle Petty, a 5-year veteran
Officer Whitney Anderson, a 3-year veteran
Officer John Bartlett, a 5-year veteran

The suspect remains in the hospital with critical injuries. He is an adult male. He will be identified only after he is charged with a crime.

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