Security Guard Shot By Suspect Who Stole Gun (Photo)

June 26, 2022 21:58

  

A security guard was shot in the ballistic vest by a suspect to was able to steal his gun during a scuffle.

On Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 2:07a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 12600 block of Southeast Division Street. When officers arrived they located a uniformed private security guard who had been shot in the chest. His ballistic vest prevented the bullet from injuring him. He was transported to a hospital for evaluation but had no observable injury.

The victim reported that he asked the suspect to leave the private property when the suspect suddenly lunged for his holstered firearm. A scuffle ensued and the suspect got the handgun free from the holster. The security guard was able to press the button to release the magazine. But the suspect shot the victim with the chambered round.

The suspect ran off and has not yet been located. No suspect information is being released at this time. The firearm and magazine were recovered as evidence.

The Focused Intervention Team responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. If anyone has information about this incident, they're asked to e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-170159.

Photo description: security guard ballistic vest lying on the ground next to a black and white security vehicle

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