UPDATE: Police Release Identification of Suspect Who Threatened Woman at Knifepoint (Photo)

June 11, 2019 12:45


The Portland Police Bureau and Multnomah County District Attorney's Office continue to investigate the officer-involved shooting that occurred on Sunday, June 9 2019, at 1331 Northwest Lovejoy Street.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has identified the deceased suspect as 38-year-old David Wayne Downs. Detectives are trying to determine how long Downs had been in the Portland area; he was previously a resident of California.

The Medical Examiner determined the cause of death was the result of a gunshot wound. Toxicology results are pending, and the suspect's next of kin have been notified.

A photograph of the knife the suspect was using during the incident is being released. In order to protect the integrity of the investigation, there are no further releases anticipated related to this case until after the Grand Jury proceedings, when additional information will be released as appropriate.

The involved officers were interviewed by Internal Affairs investigators within 48 hours, per Bureau policy.

This continues to be an active and ongoing investigation. Detectives are asking anyone who may have had contact with the suspect to contact Homicide Detail Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762 or erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319 or mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov

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.

Once the entire investigation and legal processes are 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

For more information, 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



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