April 24 2017
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.
As officers arrived in the area and began to approach the mobile home, an adult male came outside and pointed a gun at officers. The officers got behind cover and called for assistance.
The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) responded to the scene to assist with the incident.
As SERT officers were arriving, the suspect fired multiple gunshots then went back into the mobile home, where he was with his mom. The suspect's wife/girlfriend came out earlier and was safe with police.
Officers received reports from neighboring mobile home residents that some of the suspect's rounds were fired into their homes.
SERT officers, using armored vehicles for protection, approached the suspect's mobile home in case there was additional gunfire endangering officers and residents.
Crisis Negotiators were able to make contact inside the suspect's home and his mother came out safely.
The suspect continued to fire a gun and SERT deployed tear gas into the residence. During the gas deployment, the suspect fired more rounds. Two SERT members fired during this incident.
The suspect stopped firing and yelled out that he wanted to surrender. Shortly after, he came outside the residence and was taken into custody. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance with a non-life-threatening injury consistent with a dog bite.
SERT officers searched the suspect's home and a neighboring mobile home to check for any victims and did not find anyone injured.
Once the scene was safe and secure, it was turned over to detectives to conduct a full investigation.
No additional details are expected to be released this evening.
Representatives from the Chief's Office, Mayor's Office, Training Division, Internal Affairs Division, East County Major Crimes Team, Office of Independent Police Review (IPR), Traumatic Incident Committee (TIC), and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office were notified and/or responded to the scene, as is standard protocol in any officer-involved shooting investigation.
The Portland Police Bureau respects the value and sanctity of human life and recognizes the inherent dignity of every person. The Police Bureau understands that investing officers with the authority to use force to protect the public welfare creates a solemn obligation to guide members as they balance the important social and individual interests involved.
The Portland Police Bureau recognizes that duty may require officers to use force. The Bureau also recognizes that the use of deadly physical force will emotionally, physically, and psychologically impact the officers involved, the subject of the deadly physical force, and the family and friends of both and can impact the community as well.
At the completion of the investigation, the case file will be given to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for presentation to a Grand Jury. The involved Bureau members will remain on paid Administrative Leave, which is standard, until the completion of the Grand Jury.
Following the Grand Jury, the Bureau will release additional information as is standard practice. Additionally, 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 Bureau's Review Board.