Update: Subject Identified in Gresham PD Officer-Involved Shooting in Portland

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June 02, 2020 00:10

  

The deceased subject in the Gresham PD Officer-Involved Shooting in Portland has been identified Israel Berry, age 49, of Southeast Portland.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has determined the cause of death to be a gunshot wound.

Family of the deceased have been notified.

Anyone with information can reach Detective William Winters at 503.823.0466, William.winters@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Travis Law at 503.823.0395, travis.law@portlandoregon.gov

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On Sunday, May 31, 2020, Gresham Police Department provided mutual aid in the City of Portland while the Portland Police Bureau managed several very large demonstrations. This mutual aid included taking emergency calls for service in the precincts.

At about 9:35 p.m., a Gresham Officer and several Portland Police Bureau Officers responded to a call of a disturbance in the 12400 block of Southeast Kelly Street involving a white male adult who was making threats. The Gresham Officer deployed deadly force and a male subject was shot and pronounced deceased at the scene. The Portland Officers on scene were witnesses and did not deploy deadly force.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Division, along with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, and the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office are collaborating on this investigation.

The investigation continues. More information will be provided after the involved subject is identified and next of kin are notified.

This incident was not related to the demonstration event, other than the officers were providing mutual aid assistance, which is why they were in Portland.

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