Update #5: Weapons Seized From Scene of Shooting (Photo)

December 11, 2019 20:52

  

Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detectives continue to gather information related to the fatal shooting on Sunday, December 8th, 2019, near Southeast 103rd Drive and Southeast Stark Street. Detectives have confirmed Koben S. Henriksen was armed with knives during the incident. Knives were recovered near the body (Photographs attached).

Investigators have been processing evidence and interviewing a large number of witnesses. This is an active and on-going investigation and Detectives are asking for the public's help. They believe there are other potential witnesses who may have information. If you have information about this incident, please contact Detective Billy Winters at (503) 823-0466 or William.winters@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Travis Law at (503) 823-0395 or travis.law@portlandoregon.gov

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The Multnomah County Medical Examiner has confirmed the identity of the subject involved in Sunday's officer involved shooting. He is identified as Koben S. Henriksen, 51. His family has been notified of his death.

No further information is available at this time.

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Portland Police Homicide detectives continue to investigate the Sunday officer involved shooting that took place in the Hazelwood neighborhood.

The officers involved are also being identified. The officer who used lethal force is Officer Justin Raphael, a 7 year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau. Officer Daniel Leonard, an 11 year veteran of PPB, used less-lethal force.

The name of the subject involved will be released after he is identified by the Medical Examiner and next of kin has been notified. Other details will be released at a later time.

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Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances that led up to the officer-involved shooting today in the Hazelwood Neighborhood. Detectives have confirmed that the original call, which was dispatched at 1:40 p.m., was a report of suspicious circumstances involving a weapon. The caller said a man had a knife in his hand and was in the street near Southeast 103rd Drive and Southeast Stark Street.

Several officers responded, including one officer with a less-lethal tool that launches foam-tipped projectiles designed to impact a subject from a distance. The officers approached the subject and a short time later, officers reported that shots had been fired. Detectives have confirmed that less-lethal and lethal rounds were fired. The officers rendered medical assistance and called for medical response. The subject was determined to be deceased at the scene.

No other community members or officers were injured.

"Portland Police Officers responded to a dynamic situation involving an armed subject," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "This is still early in the investigation and we will work within the process to release as much information as we can without compromising any of the investigation."

The subject involved was an adult male. His identity will be confirmed by the State Medical Examiner's Office and after next of kin are notified, will be released to the public.

The involved Bureau members' names will be released tomorrow, as per Bureau policy. The involved officers will remain on paid administrative leave until the completion of the Bureau's and Multnomah County District Attorney Office's investigation.

The Bureau may release additional information as appropriate. The involved officers will be interviewed by investigators within 48 hours.

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.

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

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 subject involved in today's officer involved shooting is confirmed deceased. There is no further danger to the public as a result of this incident. All officers are unhurt.

The investigation phase of the incident has begun. At this time, the scene is secured and the street closures remain in place. The on-scene investigation is expected to take several hours.

As with all officer involved shootings, the PPB Homicide Detail are the primary investigators. They are analyzing evidence, interviewing officers that were on scene, and talking to witnesses. If anyone was a witness to this incident and has not been in contact with police, please call the non-emergency line 503 823-3333.

No further update at this time.

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The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene of an officer-involved shooting near Southeast 103rd Avenue and Southeast Stark Street. Southeast Stark Street is closed between Southeast 102nd Avenue and Southeast 106th Avenue. Southeast 103rd Avenue is closed between Southeast Washington Street and East Burnside Street.

Interested media should respond to the staging area at Southeast 106th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street.

The investigation is in its early stages and additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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