UPDATE #4: Friday Investigation Continues Regarding Incident in Sullivan's Gulch Neighborhood (Photo)

December 10, 2018 12:30

  

The Portland Police Bureau's Internal Affairs Division has completed administrative investigative interviews with officers directly involved with the shooting that occurred on Friday, December 7, 2018, at the Starbucks located at 3030 Northeast Wielder Street. The interviews with the four involved officers were completed within 48-hours of the incident, per Bureau policy.

During this investigation, a replica firearm was located by detectives and seized as evidence. Based on community-member-witness statements and video evidence, investigators believe the suspect, 34-year-old Ryan J. Beisley, pointed the replica firearm at officers at the time of the shooting. (Photographs of the Beisley's replica firearm is provided with this release.)

"I am dedicated to responsible transparency, which protects the integrity of the administrative and criminal investigations in all reviews of Bureau members' use of force," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "Now that the Internal Affairs Division has finished its interviews, the Bureau is able to release this additional information about the investigation."

The Detective Division is continuing to work on the criminal investigation, and when completed, it will be forward to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.

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The 34-year-old suspect involved in an officer-involved shooting on Friday, December 7, 2018, has been released from an area hospital and lodged in the Multnomah County Jail. Ryan Joseph Beisley was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a United States Marshal Hold.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696, Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991, Todd.Gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov

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Members of the Portland Police Detective Division's Homicide Detail and East County Major Crimes Team continue to investigate an incident that occurred on Friday, December 7, 2018, at the Starbucks, located at 3030 Northeast Weidler Street, during which an officer-involved shooting occurred.

The suspect, a 34-year-old male, was injured in the shooting and remains in a Portland area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. For investigative reasons, the Police Bureau will release the name of the suspect after he is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

The four Portland Police Bureau members involved in the shooting are: Officer Lucas Brostean and Officer Dustin Lauitzon, both two-year-veterans of the Bureau; Officer John Sapper, a nine-year-veteran of the Bureau; and Officer John Shadron, a 19-year-veteran of the Bureau. The officers will remain on paid administrative leave, per Bureau policy, pending the completion of the investigation and Multnomah County Grand Jury.

Pursuant to policy, members with the Portland Police Bureau's Internal Affairs Division have scheduled administrative interviews with the involved officers within 48 hours of Friday's incident.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. 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

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696, Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991, Todd.Gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov

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The investigation into this evening's officer-involved shooting is continuing and expected to keep the Hollywood Fred Meyer and Starbucks closed the rest of the evening. The Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail and East County Major Crimes Team are conducting the investigation.

This incident began at 5:06 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the Starbucks on the report of male suspect inside the Starbucks, behind the counter, yelling at employees. The suspect was described as a white male in his 20s wearing a black and red hat and a gray coat. The caller reported that the suspect seemed drunk and no weapons were seen.

As officers were continuing to respond to the scene, they learned that the employees were hiding in a back room and that the suspect was attempting to get inside.

As officers arrived in the area, the suspect displayed a firearm, resulting in officers firing shots at the suspect in two different locations -- once inside the Starbucks and once outside the Starbucks.

The suspect was struck by officers' gunfire and officers attempted to render medical aid and take him into custody. The suspect struggled with officers but ultimately was taken into custody and transported by ambulance to Portland hospital for treatment to gunshot wounds. The suspect is expected to survive his injuries.

Based on a preliminary investigation, the suspect has been identified as a 34-year-old male who is a Federal fugitive for Escape. The suspect's identity will be released after he is treated and released from the hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on to-be-determined charges and the Federal warrant. There is no time-frame yet for his release.

Four Portland Police Bureau officers fired shots at the suspect during this incident. All four officers will be placed on paid Administrative Leave, per Bureau policy, until the completion of the investigation.

Chief Danielle Outlaw responded to the scene, as well as representatives from the Office of Independent Police Review (IPR), the City Attorney's Office, the Bureau's Professional Standards Division, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, and other Bureau, City, and Federal representatives.

"I'm thankful there was no loss of life during this volatile situation," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "The Police Bureau is committed to conducting a full and thorough investigation and we will share additional information when appropriate."

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

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 comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

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

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The Portland Police Bureau is in the preliminary stages of an officer-involved shooting investigation at the Fred Meyer store, located at 3030 Northeast Weidler Street, after the report of an armed subject inside the Starbucks at Fred Meyer causing a disturbance.

No officers were injured and the suspect has been transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital. His injuries and condition are not known at this time.

There is no ongoing risk to the community and there are no further details to release at this time.

Interested media should stage on the street at Northeast 30th Avenue and Weidler Street. The Public Information Officer will be responding to the scene.

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