On Thursday, November 22, 2018, at 8:19 p.m., Central Precinct Officers and Portland State University Police Department Officers responded to perform a welfare check near Southwest 6th Avenue and Southwest Mill Street on multiple reports of a subject yelling and running in the streets.
Portland State University Police Department Officers located a person matching the description provided by callers to 9-1-1. The subject, an adult male, reportedly struggled with the Portland State University Police Department Officers and they requested assistance from the responding Central Precinct officers. After Central Precinct officers arrived, the subject was restrained and based on his behavior, officers requested the subject be transported to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment. At this time investigators believe the man suffered a medical event and died while receiving treatment at a Portland hospital.
The identity of the man and the manner and/or cause of his death will be provided after a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office completes an autopsy and the man's next of kin are notified.
Portland Police Detectives assigned to the Homicide Detail are responding to continue this investigation. Members with the Police Bureau's Professional Standards Division are also responding to begin an internal administrative investigation.
It is very early in this investigation and more information will be provided as it is learned. There is no additional information available to provide at this time. The Portland Police Bureau will be the lead investigating agency regarding this incident.
The two Portland Police Bureau Officers who assisted Portland State University Police Department Officers will remain on paid administrative leave, per Bureau policy, until the completion of the investigation and it has been reviewed by the Multnomah County District Attorney.