UPDATE: Deputy Involved Shooting Investigation Continues

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January 28, 2022 12:31

  

Preliminary investigation revealed that on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 10:05p.m., Clackamas County Sheriff's office (CCSO) responded to a call of an unwanted person at 18000 block of Southeast Addie Street in unincorporated Clackamas County. A suspect in a domestic violence case was reported to be at the scene. The suspect, Wesley S. Chance, 32, was known by responding deputies to have a history of possessing firearms and body armor.

Deputies located the suspect's green Subaru Outback leaving and they attempted a traffic stop. The suspect did not comply with the lawful signal to stop and continued driving at a high rate of speed. Deputies pursued the suspect, who led them on I-205 northbound. The deputies coordinated pursuit intervention strategies and a deputy used spike strips to deflate the vehicle's tires on I-205 near Highway 212 overpass.

During the pursuit, a deputy reported seeing the suspect pointing a handgun out of his window at him. The suspect continued driving at a high rate of speed into Portland city limits, and deputies requested assistance from the Portland Police Bureau. As officers responded to assist, they learned that the suspect vehicle crashed and rolled near the Southeast Market Street overpass.

Officers and deputies reported the suspect had jumped out of the wrecked vehicle and was running away with a gun in hand. The suspect jumped the median barrier and was confronting people in vehicles that were driving southbound I-205. The deputy involved shooting took place at that time.

Portland Police Bureau officers coordinated to approach the suspect and took him into custody. Paramedics arrived and determined that he was deceased. No other community members or law enforcement members were injured.

Because the incident happened in the city of Portland, the Portland Police Homicide Unit responded to investigate, in coordination with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, and the Multnomah County Medical Examiner. The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy and determined Chance died from a gunshot wound.

One deputy used deadly force. The involved deputy's name will be released by the Clackamas County Sheriff's office according to agency policy. Questions about the deputy's duty status should be referred to CCSO.

This is still an active investigation, and no further information is being released at this time. PPB is still seeing out and speaking with witnesses. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0762, or Detective Michael Greenlee at Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0871.

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Interstate-205 is closed both directions in Portland after a vehicle pursuit and deputy involved shooting.

On Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 10:26p.m., Portland Police officers were dispatched to assist Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies, who were involved in a traffic pursuit. The pursuit proceeded northbound I-205 into the City of Portland and ended with the suspect's vehicle crashed near Southeast Market Street. The suspect ran from the wrecked vehicle into the southbound lanes of traffic where the deputy involved shooting took place. Portland Police officers responded to assist. The suspect was deceased at the scene. No officers or deputies were injured.

Portland Police Homicide Detectives are responding to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0762, or Detective Michael Greenlee at Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0871.

The freeway is expected to be closed for several hours. No additional information is available, and more information will be released when appropriate. The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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