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Story by koin.com tv channel 6 - Story Source
Published on Sunday May 23, 2021 - 2:39 AM
 
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PORTLAND, Oregon (KOIN) — An officer with the Portland Poland Police Bureau has been placed on paid administrative leave after opening fire on an auto theft suspect early Saturday.

PPB officers were dispatched to an area near NE 158th Ave and NE Mason Street around 12:30 a.m. on reports of a stolen truck.

About 15 minutes later, officers located what they thought might be the vehicle, but later determined that the F350 they had found was not the same vehicle as the original call. However, the F350 was also reported stolen.

"The officers got out of their vehicle to investigate, and the suspect drove in the direction of the officers," PPB said in a release Saturday. "An officer involved shooting took place."

PPB said the suspect then drove onto southbound I-205, then eastbound I-84. Spike strips were deployed, which flattened at least one tire on the pickup. The pursuit ended after the suspect crashed in the 2500 block of Northeast 238th Drive in Wood Village at about 1:00a.m...