Grand Jury Determines Deadly Force Justified in February Shooting

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March 13, 2017 13:25


On Friday March 10, 2017, a Multnomah County Grand Jury returned a "no true bill" in the shooting death of 32-year-old Jason Gerald Petersen in February 2017.

The grand jury determined that no criminal prosecution was warranted as a result of the use of deadly force by 47-year-old Charlie Win Chan.

This investigation began on February 20, 2017, at 2:38 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 5800 block of Southeast 82nd Avenue. Officers and medical personnel arrived and located Petersen suffering from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment but died later that evening.

Detectives have learned that Petersen entered the Golden Key Insurance Agency and confronted Chan, the business owner, about some missing personal property Petersen had left on the front porch of the business. During this confrontation Chan stated that Petersen threatened to kill him and burn down his business. Petersen then left the building. About five minutes later, Chan went outside where he stated that Petersen attacked him, resulting in the shooting. Chan, a valid concealed handgun license holder, called 9-1-1 to report the shooting and cooperated with the subsequent investigation. Petersen was not armed at the time of the shooting.



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