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Portland Police Bureau
On Friday, January, 29, 2010, at 4:22 p.m., Portland Police Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a suicidal man who was armed with a gun. The 9-1-1 call told dispatchers that the man was armed, was named Aaron Campbell and he was despondent and suicidal. Campbell exited the apartment with his hand behinds his head, yelling at officers to shoot him. Officers fired beanbag rounds, and then Officer Ron Frashour, an 8-year veteran, fired one AR-15 round, striking Campbell once. Officer Frashour testified he believed Campbell was reaching for a weapon. Campbell fell down behind a vehicle and officers did not have a full view him. The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) was activated and medics attempted to provide medical attention to Campbell and then pronounced him deceased. \
Portland Police Bureau
On Monday, March 22, 2010, at 3:05 p.m., a 911 call was received about an intoxicated transient man who was harassing and threatening people at Hoyt Arboretum. The man was locked inside a bathroom, officer knocked and Collins opened. He had an exacto knife. Officer Walters was unable to continue retreating due to physical barriers, but continued to give commands to Collins to drop the knife. Collins continued advancing and Officer Walters fired two gunshots.
Portland Police Bureau
On Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at 6:21 p.m., Portland Police Officers James Defrain and Ryan Foote, both 6-year veterans and assigned to the Hotspot Enforcement Action Team (HEAT), attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of N.E. Grand and Holladay. The Officers activated their overhead lights, but the vehicle continued without stopping. The officers used their lights, siren and airhorn in an attempt to stop the vehicle, but the driver did not pull over. Eventually, the driver pulled the vehicle over to the curb on N.E. 6th Avenue, near Halsey. As the officers approached the vehicle, the subject shouted profanities at the officers and was not complying with directions. Additional officers arrived and witnessed the subject reaching over toward the passenger area of the vehicle. A Taser was deployed, but did not stop the subject’s movements. Another Taser was deployed, and again, did not have any effect on the subject’s movements. The subject leaned over and pulled out a gun out of the glove box and shot Officer Christopher Burley, a 5-year veteran assigned to HEAT twice in the legs. HEAT Officers Cody Berne, a 5-year veteran, Andrew Polas, a 6-year veteran and Jim Defrain returned fire at the subject. Other Officers grabbed Officer Burley, took him to safety, and transported him to a local hospital. He was released and recovered from his injuries.
Portland Police Bureau
On Tuesday, November 23, 2010, at 12:40 a.m., East Precinct Officers responded to a call in the 11000 Block of SE 106th and Cherry Blossom Avenue regarding a family disturbance. A man was reportedly attacking a woman inside the residence, despite having been shot by the homeowner. The caller to 911 reported that there were several guns, including rifles and shotguns inside the home, but they believed they were secure.Officers were able to rescue the three occupants as the suspect began barricading doors and windows. Within minutes, the subject began firing at officers. The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) was activated, and the subject continued to fire at officers.Additional officers began evacuating nearby residences. In conjunction with the Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT), SERT attempted to contact the subject by loud hailing. Due to the danger to officers and the fact that negotiations were not feasible, the decision was made to deploy chemical agents into the home. As the subject continued to fire at officers, a SERT officer, Officer Pete McConnell, a 17-year veteran of the Police Bureau fired his weapon, striking the subject three times. Officer McConnell observed the suspect in a window, lighting something on fire and holding a gun. Flames started coming from the home, and within minutes, the home was fully engulfed. Officers evacuated other occupants of nearby homes as a precaution.The suspect was determined to be 46-year-old Craig Boehler. Mr. Boehler’s body was recovered a short time ago after fire investigators said it was safe to enter the residence. The Medical Examiner determined Boehler died of smoke inhalation.
Portland Police Bureau
On Friday December 17, 2010, at approximately 2:56 a.m., Portland Police officers, Kelly Jenson and Jonathan Kizzar, both 4-year veterans of the Police Bureau were dispatched to the Ventura Park Apartments, located 12110 East Burnside Street, on the report of threats between two neighbors. The caller, a resident of the complex, reported to police that he went to give out candy in the apartment complex earlier and was now being threatened by a drunk male in another apartment. Officers spoke with a person at the scene who was uncooperative. The officers cleared the call at approximately 3:13 a.m. At approximately 3:47 a.m., the officers were called back to the apartments after a caller to 9-1-1 reported that a suspect was threatening to shoot the caller. Officers received additional information that the suspect was armed with a handgun. The caller described to 9-1-1 that the suspect showed him a gun last week and that the suspect told the caller “not to mess with his friends.” The caller described the gun as a 9mm.Officers arrived and went to the apartment door to make contact with the subject (later identified as the original person they had encountered earlier). Officer Jenson stood to the left of the door. Officers testified that subject opened the door and pointed what looked like a real pistol at his forehead. Officer Jenson ducked to the left, and spun out of the way toward the hallway's wall.Officer Kizzar, was standing to the right of the apartment door, fired his weapon. None of the rounds struck the subject.Once he spun out of the way, Jenson saw the shooting and noticed that the man had not dropped his gun out of his right hand. Officer Jenson then fired, striking the subject.
Portland Police Bureau
On Monday December 27, 2010, at approximately 5:15 p.m., Portland Police officers were dispatched to a residence in the 3500 block of Southwest Dakota Street on the report of a disturbance. The caller to 9-1-1 stated that her 34-year-old son, Marcus Lagozzino, was outside the house breaking windows, throwing things at the house, and was armed with a machete. The caller reported that she and her husband were hiding inside the house.Several officers and sergeants arrived and worked to develop a plan to approach the subject safely. As the officers approached the residence, Lagozzino immediately confronted the officers, while still armed with the machete.Officers gave verbal commands to Lagozzino and deployed a bean bag shotgun as well as a Taser. During the course of the incident, Officer Bradley Clark, a 4-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, fired an AR-15 rifle at Lagozzino, striking him. Lagozzino was taken to a local hospital where he recovered from his injuries. The entire incident occurred within a minute.
Portland Police Bureau
On Saturday, January 1, 2011, at approximately 1:37 a.m., a Portland Police officer broadcast that he was out with a fight at Club 915, located at 915 Southwest 2nd Avenue. Seconds later, the officer reported hearing gunshots being fired and a gunshot victim was found at Southwest 2nd and Taylor. Upon arrival, Sergeant Mike Fort, a 19-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, fired his weapon after witnessing homicide suspect, Kevin Charles Moffett, shoot his gun. The suspect was uninjured and Sergeant Fort followed him as he fled the homicide scene broadcasting Moffett's direction of travel and description. Sergeant Fort, with the help of other officers arriving on-scene, took Moffett into custody. Moffett was not injured in the shooting.
Portland Police Bureau
On Sunday, January 2, 2011, at approximately 4 p.m., East Precinct Officers Jason Lile, a 10-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau and Larry Wingfield, an 18-year veteran, responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding an unwanted male subject who was threatening to kill the complainant and refusing to leave. The complainant, a security officer from a nearby business, showed the responding officers where the person making the threats could be found, which was at a nearby abandoned car wash.The officers contacted the subject inside the location who came out of an inner room displaying a large knife. Officers began giving commands to the subject to drop the knife. The subject refused to drop the knife and advanced on the officers. Officer Lile deployed a Taser on the advancing subject, but the Taser was ineffective and the subject continued to advance, ignoring commands to drop the knife. Both officers then fired their handguns at the subject and the subject went down to the ground.Officers immediately called for medical personnel to respond and when paramedics arrived they determined that the subject was deceased. The subject was later identified as 67-year-old Thomas Manford Higginbotham. Investigators have learned that two days prior to the shooting, the same subject threatened to kill the complainant. Higginbotham had an extensive arrest record in both Oregon and California and had been incarcerated in California for serious person to person crimes. It was determined that Higginbotham, who had a history of mental illness, had a blood alcohol level of at .26 percent at the time of the incident.
Portland Police Bureau
On Sunday March 6, 2011, at approximately 9:15 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to a residence in the 3300 block of Southeast 10th Avenue on the report of a distraught, suicidal 61-year-old man. The caller told the 9-1-1 call taker that her fiancé, Ralph Turner, was yelling that he didn’t want to live, was alone at the location and threatening to hurt himself by taking pills. The caller told 9-1-1 that there were guns stored in the garage and it was unknown if Turner had them in his possession. The caller told 9-1-1 that she was getting all the information secondhand from Turner’s sister.Central Precinct Officers Andrew Kofoed and Timothy Lowry arrived in the area at approximately 9:17 a.m., along with Sergeant Reed Hunt. Officer Kofoed attempted phone contact with Turner, but did not receive an answer. Based on the information that Turner was talking about taking pills to hurt himself, the officers and sergeant approached the house on foot to contact him.At approximately 9:22 a.m., Officers Kofoed and Lowry and Sergeant Hunt were outside the front door to Turner’s residence, when Turner fired a single shot from a handgun through the door. The bullet went through Officer Kofoed’s pant leg, but did not strike him. Shrapnel from the door and/or door frame hit Officer Kofoed in the ballistic vest and also struck Sergeant Hunt in the hand.The officers retreated from the door and immediately began requesting cover officers to respond. None of the initial officers returned fire at the suspect. The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Hostage Negotiators were also requested to respond. At approximately 9:28 a.m., Officer Parik Singh arrived and moved into Brooklyn Park and took a position on the Northwest side of the park behind a tree.At approximately 9:32 a.m., Officer Sara Fox arrived at the corner of Southeast 10th and Haig and as she exited her car and moved toward Officer Davonne Zentner, who was across the street from and just North of the suspect residence. The suspect fired several more shots from a rifle at the officers. One of those shots struck the Officer Singh in the abdomen. Officer Singh had taken cover behind a tree. Officer Zentner returned fire.
Portland Police Bureau
On Thursday, June 30, 2011, at 9:55 a.m., Portland Police Officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to Lair Hill Park, located at 3037 Southwest 2nd Avenue, on the report of a man harassing kids attending a camp at the park. The caller reported to 9-1-1 that the man appeared intoxicated. As officers were en route, the caller reported that the man left the area on foot. A second caller to 9-1-1 reported that the man was armed with a pocketknife concealed up his sleeve.Based on preliminary reports, officers located the subject, later identified as 20-year-old William Kyle Monroe, at Southwest Pennoyer and Naito Parkway. Monroe fled on foot up an embankment toward Barbur Blvd. He did not comply with police commands and Officer Dane Reister, a 15-year veteran fired (what he believed to be) a less-lethal beanbag shotgun four times. As officers were taking Monroe into custody, it was discovered that the less lethal beanbag shotgun was loaded with lethal shotgun rounds. Officers provided immediate medical care and called for an ambulance. Monroe was believed to be hit by 5 pellets and suffered significant injuries.
Portland Police Bureau
On Wednesday January 25, 2012, at 3:17 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to a 9-1-1 call from a man saying he committed a robbery at knife point in Downtown Portland. The man also said he was on top of a multi-story building and was going to jump. The man told dispatch that he could see Pioneer Square from his location. The Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC) was able to determine that the man was located on top of a parking structure.Officers responded to check parking structures at Southwest 10th and Morrison and Southwest 4th and Morrison as BOEC continued talking with the man, who mentioned shooting someone. When asked if he had a gun, he answered “possibly.” The man told BOEC that he could see an officer circling around the building. BOEC dispatched that the man was making “suicide by cop” statements.At 3:35 a.m., the man told BOEC that officers had found him, but he was not going to go with them. Officers were able to locate the man on the top floor of the parking structure, located at Southwest 4th and Morrison. After waiting for cover officers to arrive, Officer David Scott, a 9-year veteran began talking with the man.At 3:47 a.m., officers called for Project Respond and at 3:51 a.m. they called for the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) to respond to the location to assist in talking with the man. At approximately 4:01 a.m., witness officers observed the man reach into a pocket and pull out what they described as a handgun and point it at Officer David Scott and Sergeant John Holbrook, a 15-year veteran, who were talking with him. Both the sergeant and the officer fired shots at the man, which caused him to drop out of sight. The man was on top of an elevated roof on the southwest corner of the parking structure. This area is surrounded by a low wall preventing a full view of the rooftop.
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On Monday, March 26, 2012, at 7:30 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct located a vehicle parked on Southeast 37th Avenue, between Stark and Oak Street. The vehicle was suspected of being involved in an armed robbery the prior day.The robbery occurred at 11:47 a.m. on March 25, 2012, at Jae's Market, located at 4735 Southeast Belmont Street. The suspect in the robbery was armed with a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. After the robbery, the suspect fled the area in a dark blue, 4-door foreign car. The suspect was described as a white male in his 20s, 5'9", 170 pounds, wearing all black clothing, armed with a handgun. When officers located the vehicle, they noticed an adult male apparently sleeping in the car. Officers backed away from the vehicle and maintained visual surveillance of it and asked for additional resources to respond. A sergeant called for a limited deployment of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) to respond with an armored vehicle and a custody team, which would be used to make a safe approach to the vehicle and make the arrest. Officers developed a contingency plan of conducting a high-risk vehicle stop and set up spike strips to the north of the vehicle in the event the suspect tried to speed away. The primary goal was to contain the suspect in the street and not let him out into the community creating a greater risk to the public.As officers were awaiting the arrival of SERT, the suspect began to wake up and move around in the car. Concerned that the suspect might escape into the neighborhood, officers conducted a high-risk vehicle stop and gave commands to him.The suspect began to get out of the vehicle armed with a handgun. Four officers fired their weapons striking the suspect. The officers then approached the suspect, secured him and the handgun, and then rendered first aid. They also called for medical personnel to respond. No officers were injured.
Portland Police Bureau
On Tuesday July 17, 2012, members of the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force were conducting surveillance on a location in Southeast Portland as part of an ongoing investigation. During that surveillance, they observed a man armed with a handgun get into a vehicle with some other men, and the vehicle left the area. Investigators asked for East Precinct uniform officers to conduct a high-risk traffic stop on the vehicle, as they believed the armed man was an occupant.East Precinct and Gresham Police officers stopped the vehicle at approximately 153rd and Southeast Division Street and conducted a high-risk stop, which is used when there is information that someone in the vehicle may be armed.Vehicle occupants exited the vehicle and were taken into custody. The man investigators believe had the gun, got out, did not follow commands and ran from the officers into the neighborhood.Officer Dennis Wilcox, a 21-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, deployed one round from a less-lethal beanbag shotgun. Officer Gregory Moore, who was hired in 2011, fired one round from his firearm. The armed suspect fled into neighborhood and officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, searched the neighborhood and located him in the yard of 1933 Southeast 149th Avenue.The injured suspect was identified as 17-year-old Juwan Blackmon. He was transported to a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and later lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home (JDH) on two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.
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On Saturday, July 28, 2012, at 12:28 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to a call of a shooting at Southeast Division and 122nd Avenue. Initial information was that the driver of a dark-colored car shot a handgun at another car that contained three people as they traveled south on 122nd Avenue (later, it was determined there were actually five people in the vehicle that got shot at). The suspect car was believed to be occupied with two white males in their twenties.Officers learned through their investigation that the suspect car was in the area of Columbia and North Fessenden. Officers arrived in the area and saw the suspect car in a 7-Eleven parking lot. Because this car and its occupants had just shot at another car, officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop.Officers confronted the two men who had been in the suspect car as they exited the 7-Eleven. One suspect complied and was taken into custody and the other man got in the car, started it and drove out of the lot. In the course of the encounter, Officer Justin Clary, a ten-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, fired his weapon.Following the shot, the car drove across Fessenden, through an exterior wall and into an apartment. The apartment was unoccupied and no one was injured.After the car came to a stop in the apartment, Officers called the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) to the scene to assist in taking the suspect into custody. Once SERT made contact with the driver, medical checked his condition and they learned he was deceased. He was later identified as 28-year-old Billy Wayne Simms. Detectives later located a handgun in the car.
Portland Police Bureau
On August 21, 2012, the U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force was executing a warrant for Michael Anthony Tate, Jr., 25, in Aloha, Oregon. Police Bureau Detective Travis Fields, a 15-year law enforcement veteran, assigned to the Task Force and another task force member knocked on the apartment door and Tate’s relative answered and allowed them to come inside. Tate, who had been sitting on the couch, quickly ran and then turned, and produced a black object from his clothing. Tate raised the object to eye level and pointed in the direction of Detective Fields. Detective Fields fired two rounds, but did not strike Tate. Tate ran into a bathroom, then into a bedroom and jumped out a window. A member of the task force who found Tate, said a black-encased cell phone remained in his right hand after he jumped. Tate was arrested on accusations of second-degree assault, strangulation and menacing related to the warrant.
Portland Police Bureau
On Saturday, September 29, 2012, at 3:54 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the Hathaway Apartments located at 3320 Southeast 134th Avenue on a call of shots fired at the complex.Arriving officers learned that a man had been shot and he was transported to an area hospital. Shortly after their arrival, officers pursued the suspect in the shooting as he fled in his truck. The suspect drove at a high rate of speed attempting to elude them. After a short pursuit, the suspect crashed into a fence at 148th and NE San Rafael. The suspect, 27-year-old Joshua Stephen Baker, exited his vehicle and pointed a rifle at police. Officers Erik Strohmeyer, a 12-year veteran of the Police Bureau and Garry Britt, a 4-year veteran, both fired their weapons.Following the shooting, the suspect refused to comply with commands and the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) was activated. SERT was able to take the suspect into custody without further incident and a firearm was located at the scene.
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On Sunday, February 17, 2013, at 9:24 p.m., Portland Police Officers were called to Portland Adventist Medical Center on a report of someone in the courtyard armed with a black handgun. Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the scene. As they were en route, additional information was broadcast that the suspect was a patient and was currently in the employee parking lot. Additionally, information was given to 9-1-1 dispatchers that the suspect, later identified as 50-year-old Merle Mikal Hatch, pointed a gun at security.Sergeant Nathan Voeller a 12-year-veteran; Officer Andrew Hearst, a 3-year-veteran; and Officer Royce Curtiss, a 7-year-veteran, arrived and began to develop a plan to safely address the situation. Officers requested that the hospital go into lock-down and Sergeant Voeller requested that Project Respond and Portland Police Air Support Unit be called out to the scene. Additionally, a K-9 Unit and medical personnel were asked to respond.Officers encountered the suspect in the hospital employee parking lot. The suspect was pacing back and forth, eventually climbing on to an SUV. He pointed a black object at officers, but the officers were a safe distance away and did not take action.The suspect was yelling more taunts at the officers, at one point shouting: "I'm coming to you then, pig. Let's go! Let's go!"Hatch suddenly headed toward Sergeant Voeller and the other officers, closing in from about 70 yards away. The suspect began to jog and then sprinted from about 30 yards away with what appeared to be a gun.Despite a police officer's calls to stop and put his hands in the air, Hatch yelled: "One. Two. Three." This action was captured by a cell phone video taken by a witness.Sergeant Voeller and the two officers fired at Hatch, who then fell to the ground. Officers immediately approached the downed suspect with a ballistic shield and rendered medical aid. Medical personnel checked the suspect and confirmed he was deceased.
Portland Police Bureau
On Monday March 4, 2013, at approximately 10:45 p.m., two Portland Police officers, Officer Brad Kula, a 10-year-veteran, and Officer Michele Boer, a 4-year-veteran, who were assigned to North Precinct encountered an armed man in a parking garage located at Northeast 7th Avenue and Lloyd Boulevard.The two officers in separate cars had driven up onto the top level of a parking garage located at Northeast 7th Avenue and Lloyd Boulevard. Unexpectedly, the officers were immediately confronted by a man associated with a vehicle. The man was armed with a shotgun and fired multiple shots. Both officers returned fire, striking the suspect and knocking him to the ground.Cover officers and a sergeant arrived and immediately developed a plan to safely approach the suspect and provide him with medical attention. Officers grabbed a shield to approach the suspect, who was lying on the ground, still moving, next to his shotgun. Officers approached the suspect and placed him into custody. Medical personnel immediately responded and transported the suspect to a Portland hospital where he later died. The suspect was identified as 32-year-old Santiago A. Cisneros, III.
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On March 12, 2014, around 4 p.m. Portland Police Officer John Romero, an 8-year veteran assigned to the Youth Services Division, and Central Precinct Officers Sze Lai, a 22-year veteran and Edgar Mitchell, a 9-year veteran, were in the Hillsdale area, near the Hillsdale Library, looking for a suspicious male driving a van. Central Precinct and the Youth Services Division had taken reports of a suspicious male driving a green van in the area of Wilson High School. In response to these reports, officers were providing extra patrol in the area, and had been working with area schools on getting information to students and parents.A 9-1-1 call had reported the van possibly could be in the area and Officer Mitchell, who was first to arrive, observed the van and its driver on S.W. Dewitt, but the man did not match the description of the driver. The man told Officer Mitchell he was going to visit the library. After he departed, Officer Mitchell observed the back and front license plates of the van were different and the front one included numbers that were reported to be associated with the van.Officer Mitchell and Officers Lai and Romero, who were now on scene, went to the library to search for the man. Officers Mitchell and Lai looked for the man at the library while Officer Romero went back to the van. Officer Romero then saw the suspect walking down S.W. Cheltenham Street. Officer Romero gave numerous commands to the man, but he kept walking, ignoring the officer. The man stopped and during the course of the encounter, but would not take his hand out of his pocket. After several commands to do so, the man fired at Officer Romero, striking him in the arm and hand. Officer Romero returned fire and took a position of cover. Responding officers rendered Officer Romero medical aid while others approached the downed suspect with a ballistic shield. Medical personnel checked the suspect and confirmed he was deceased. A firearm was found near the suspect.
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On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, shortly after 2:00 a.m., a Central Precinct officer responded to a reported alarm at Blumenthal Uniforms, located at 9047 Southwest Barbur Blvd. As additional officers arrived, they focused on a suspicious vehicle and began to initiate a stop. The vehicle, a white Chevrolet Suburban, did not stop and a short pursuit commenced and concluded quickly with the vehicle crashing into a pole at Southwest Lobelia Street and Capitol Highway. The driver of the vehicle, later determined to be 20-year-old Paul Alan Ropp, quickly exited and two other occupants stayed in the Suburban and were surrounded by officers. Officer Jeff Dorn, a 16-year veteran, assigned to the K-9 Unit with his K-9 partner, Mick, and Officer Jason Worthington, a 9-year veteran, assigned to Central Precinct began a foot pursuit of the suspect. At this point, shots were fired by the suspect, Officer Dorn and Officer Worthington. Officer Dorn was struck two times in the legs. A necropsy performed today by the Oregon State Medical Examiner determined Mick died of a single gunshot wound. Mick fled after being wounded and was found several hours later, deceased under a nearby hedge. Ropp, who suffered a non-life-threatening injury to his head, fled the shooting scene on foot and a large neighborhood perimeter was established along Southwest Capitol Highway. The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Air Support Unit responded and began assisting patrol officers in searching for the suspect. Other local law enforcement responded as well, including: Tualatin Police, Lake Oswego Police, Tigard Police, Washington County Sheriff's Office, Beaverton Police, Sherwood Police, Milwaukie Police, and Portland Fire & Rescue.
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On Thursday June 12, 2014, at 6:03 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast Foster Road at 104th Avenue on the report of a pedestrian robbery. East Precinct Officers Robert Brown, a 15-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau and Matthew Nilsen, an 18-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, responded. Upon arrival, the officers spoke to the male adult victim and learned that the incident was an assault rather than a robbery and the victim provided information on where the suspect was last seen in the area. The victim did not require any medical attention as a result of the assault. A short time after speaking with the victim, the officers located the suspect along the Springwater Corridor, just south of Foster Road.Officers made contact with the male adult suspect, later identified as 23-year-old Nicholas Glendon Davis. Without provocation, the suspect attacked the officers while armed with a large metal crowbar. The officers, who were in very close proximity to the suspect, began backing away from the suspect in an attempt to disengage him and to create distance between themselves and the armed suspect. Officer Brown fell backwards as he tried to create distance and the suspect continued to advance, swinging the crowbar.Officer Brown fired a handgun, striking and killing the suspect. Officers called for immediate cover and medical personnel to respond to the scene. Neither officer needed medical attention at the scene as a result of the attack.
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On Monday, September 1, 2014, at 9:56 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 122nd Avenue off-ramp from I-84 eastbound on the report of man walking along the ramp, armed with a handgun, pointing at passing cars. Additional callers reported that it appeared the man was trying to carjack drivers on the ramp.An officer arrived in the area and the suspect pointed the gun at the officer then ran through traffic on the freeway. Multiple officers arrived in the area and all freeway traffic was shut down.Officer Michael Honl, a 17-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau assigned to East Precinct, deployed his shotgun and struck the suspect. The suspect ran off the north side of the freeway and collapsed in the 11200 block of Northeast Fremont Street. Officers began talking with the man who refused to comply with commands and indicated he wanted officers to shoot him.
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On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at approximately 6:30 p.m., the Metro Gang Task Force was attempting to apprehend a wanted gang associate, 31-year-old Ryan Matthew Sudlow for an outstanding warrant. Sudlow and a female passenger, drove to the Safeway Fuel Station on Southwest 11th Avenue and Southwest Highland Drive in Gresham where they were stopped by the gang team.In the course of the stop, Portland Police Officer Charles Asheim fired at Sudlow, but did not strike him. Officer Asheim is a six-year veteran, who is assigned to the PPB Gang Enforcement Team. Sudlow was ultimately taken into custody.On March 4, 2015, Sudlow was indicted on nine counts, including: attempting to elude police; reckless driving; two counts of criminal mischief; and five counts of recklessly endangering another.
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On Sunday, March 22, 2015, at 5:26 p.m., East Precinct Officers Thomas Clark, a 6-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, and Royce Curtiss, a 9-year-veteran, responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a burglary in process in the area of S.E. 130th Avenue and S.E. Sherman Street. Officers arrived at 5:31 p.m. and found the caller attempting to restrain the suspect, later identified as 36-year-old Christopher Healy. As the officers approached Healy, he advanced toward them with a double-bladed knife, 9 inches in total length, in a weaving, figure-eight motion. Healy got very close to Officer Clark, who fired two rounds, striking the suspect. Healy remained on his feet so Officer Curtiss holstered his duty weapon and deployed a Taser. Healy dropped to the ground and an ambulance immediately responded and transported him to a local hospital where he later died.
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On the afternoon of Sunday, May 17, 2015, Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a man leaving a home in the 3900 block of Southeast 14th Avenue after cutting himself with a knife. As officers were responding, additional information was broadcast that the man was 47-year-old Michael Shawn Harrison, that he was armed with a steak knife, and that he was upset over a pending divorce. A resident in the 1500 Block of Southeast Boise Street then called to report that a male armed with a knife and blood on his hands had broken into her house and she was hiding in the basement with two young children. Officers arrived in the area of the home on Boise Street and contacted the woman by phone and were able to evacuate her and the two children out the rear of the home. Neither she nor the children were injured by Harrison. The woman later told investigators that when Harrison saw her in the home, he asked her, "Are the children home?" Additional officers began establishing containment in the area of the home, observing Harrison inside the victim's home. Harrison exited the woman's home, armed with a kitchen knife, and sprinted toward officers, who were across the street. Sergeant Martin Padilla, a 17-year-veteran of the Bureau, fired a less-lethal shotgun at Harrison and Officer Raelynn McKay, a three-year-veteran of the Bureau, fired her handgun as Harrison sprinted toward them, threatening them with the knife. Harrison continued running after the shots were fired, and ran between Officer McKay and Sergeant Padilla, slamming into the side of a house. Officers were able to quickly take Harrison into custody after a brief struggle. Medical personnel, who were in the area on standby for the initial call, were able to quickly provide medical aid and transported to the hospital. Harrison was released from the hospital and on June 5, 2015, he was indicted on charges of first-degree burglary, unlawful use of a weapon and menacing.
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On Sunday June 28, 2015, at 11:35 p.m., East Precinct Officer Dominic Lovato, an eight-year bureau member, and Officer Michael Currier, a seven-year member, were working a partner car in the area of Northeast 122nd Avenue and San Rafael Street.The officers contacted three individuals standing at the trunk of a car on the west side of WinCo Foods, located at 1950 Northeast 122nd Avenue.One of these individuals was later identified as 29-year-old Alan Lee Bellew.Officers were speaking with the group for several minutes and without provocation, Bellew retrieved a handgun from the vehicle and pointed it in the direction of the officers and the two individuals associated with the vehicle. Both officers fired their handguns at Bellew and he fell into the passenger seat.At 11:46 p.m., officers broadcast “shots fired” at their location and multiple cover units responded to the scene. As soon as the first cover officers arrived, officers developed a plan to safely approach Bellew and render immediate medical aid as officers awaited medical personnel to arrive at the scene. Medical personnel arrived at 11:52 p.m., and determined that Bellew was deceased.
Portland Police Bureau
On Sunday, July 5, 2015, at 1:41 a.m., North Precinct Officers Jose Jimenez, a three-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, and Scott Konczal, a four-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, were working a partner car along Northeast Sandy Boulevard. The officers contacted at man on Northeast Sandy Boulevard at 110th Avenue, who appeared to be trying to burglarize a police contact office, located at 11036 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.Officer Jimenez exited the patrol car and walked behind the suspect, later identified as 55-year-old David James Ellis, who was walking away westbound on Sandy Boulevard. Officer Jimenez tried to verbally engage Ellis multiple times, but Ellis did not respond. Officer Konczal drove alongside Ellis and positioned the patrol car on 110th Avenue to prevent Ellis from walking away further. At the corner of 110th and Sandy, Ellis turned toward Officer Jimenez, reached into his back pocket and retrieved a folding knife.Officer Jimenez backed away from Ellis, trying to create distance, and fell backwards injuring his right hand and wrist. Ellis jumped on top of Officer Jimenez. Officer Jimenez used his left hand to cover his heart as Ellis stabbed him, injuring Officer Jimenez's left hand. Officer Konczal fired a shot, striking Ellis, who then fell onto the ground and Officers Jimenez and Konczal moved away to their patrol car and held Ellis at gunpoint until cover officers arrived and were able to take him into custody and begin providing medical aid.Officer Jimenez was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance where he was treated and released.Ellis was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to a single gunshot wound to his upper right arm. He was released on July 6, 2015, and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.
Portland Police Bureau
On Friday, November 6, 2015, at 5:41 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the east side of Good Samaritan Hospital located in Northwest Portland on a report of a man in the parking lot holding a gun to his head.Numerous officers responded as well as the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) and Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT). Several officers, including those who have received Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) training, attempted to talk with the suspect, but he did not engage with them in any meaningful dialogue.As officers were attempting to talk to the man, he fired two rounds into the ground from a handgun, separated by a few minutes. Several minutes after the second shot, the man fired a third round from his handgun toward police officers at the scene. Two SERT officers, Officer Russell Corno and Chad Daul, both 22-year veterans, fired at the subject, striking him.As soon as the suspect was down on the ground, another SERT officer fired a less lethal baton at his lower extremities as the suspect was still armed with the gun. Seeing no response, SERT officers approached the suspect and began to render aid, calling for Portland Fire & Rescue Paramedics (assigned to SERT) to treat the suspect's injuries. Medical efforts were unsuccessful and the man, later identified as 51-year-old Michael Gregory Johnson, died at the scene. Family members later said the man had quit taking his medicine prescribed for a mental illness. Suicide notes to his family were found on his person. The State Medical Examiner's office ruled Johnson's death a suicide.
Portland Police Bureau
On Tuesday May 24, 2016, at 7:28 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Fox Run Mobile Home Park, located at 9000 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, on the report of a disturbance, possibly involving a male and female. Detectives later learned that the suspect, 63-year-old Timothy James Bucher (pronounced "BOO-Shay"), was in an argument with his 62-year-old wife then called 9-1-1. Bucher went outside of his residence and confronted a pregnant female neighbor with a knife then her husband with a handgun. When North Precinct officers arrived, Bucher pointed the handgun at officers then went back inside his residence. The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) were activated.Crisis Negotiators were able to make contact inside the suspect's home and his mother came out safely, (Bucher’s wife was already out of the residence). Bucher fired dozens of rounds from an AK-47 style rifle at police and striking neighboring residences.SERT members, Officer Chad Gradwahl, an 18-year veteran, and Sergeant James Darby, a 19-year veteran both fired SERT-issued rifles during the incident and SERT officers deployed a chemical agent (tear gas) into the residence.Bucher came outside the residence to surrender, but was not cooperative. A SERT K-9 was deployed to assist in taking Bucher into custody. Bucher assaulted the dog and continued to struggle until another SERT officer deployed a Taser, allowing Bucher to be taken into custody. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance with a non-life-threatening injury consistent with a dog bite.
Portland Police Bureau
On Monday December 5, 2016, at 10:54 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance and shooting at a residence at Southeast 148th Avenue and East Burnside Street. Officers at the scene were fired upon by the suspect and he later exited the residence, armed with a rifle, and encountered police officers. Officer Keller shot him one time with a rifle.No officers were injured during the encounter and nobody was injured in the initial shooting. After the shooting, medical efforts to save the suspect were not successful and he died at the scene.The Medical Examiner determined that Liffel died of a single gunshot wound. Toxicology results showed a high level of methamphetamine in Liffel’s blood.
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