September 13, 2021 10:24
The officers who fired their weapons in this incident are Officer Ivan Alvarez and Officer Jonah Gellman. Both officers have been with the Portland Police Bureau since November 2019. The involved officers will be interviewed within 48 hours of the incident. The officers will remain on paid administrative leave until the completion of the investigation.
This update also reflects the full and correct spelling of the suspect’s name.
The suspect in this case, 27-year-old Andreas Julian Pavel Boinay, has been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center for Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Reckless Driving, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, and Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle.
The earlier release has been edited to list Southwest Barnes Road, which was referred to as "northwest" earlier.
On September 12, 2021 at about 1:37 a.m., Portland Police were dispatched following the report that a pickup truck had just been stolen from near Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Ash Street. After several minutes officers found the stolen pickup near Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard.
A Portland Police air unit began watching the truck as the suspect drove through southeast Portland, into northeast Portland along Hwy 99 and then onto Interstate 5 northbound into Washington state at about 2:12 a.m. The air unit provided updates that the suspect was driving at high speeds, sometimes into oncoming traffic, and that the pickup nearly crashed into other traffic on more than one occasion.
The suspect drove the pickup in Washington State for about ten minutes, then drove back into Oregon on Interstate 5 south. The suspect drove across the Fremont Bridge into northwest Portland and then west up West Burnside Street to Southwest Barnes Road. The suspect drove north on Northwest Miller Road to Northwest Ash Street, which is a dead end.
Officers converged on the suspect in the pickup in the 8300 block of Northwest Ash Street and at about 2:38 a.m. broadcast that shots had been fired. Officers took the suspect into custody and provided first aid until medical personnel arrived.
The suspect was transported to the hospital by ambulance to be treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The suspect is an male adult and will be identified after he is booked into jail.
Two officers discharged firearms. By directive, the officers involved will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation and will be interviewed within 48 hours. The names of involved officers will be released tomorrow. No officers were harmed during this incident.
The Portland Police Homicide Unit is on scene investigating. If anyone has information about this incident and has not already been interviewed by officers, please contact Detective Anthony Merrill Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-4033 or Detective Brian Sims Brian.Sims@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-2079.
"We are in the preliminary stages but will conduct a thorough investigation," said Chief Chuck Lovell, who was on scene, "This is a situation no officer wants to face. I want to thank everyone who responded to the scene as well as those who were out taking emergency calls in the city." Chief Lovell spoke with the police Commissioner following this incident.
The Bureau may release additional information as appropriate. The involved officer 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, which is composed of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.
This is an active and ongoing investigation. The Portland Police Bureau 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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