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Published on Sunday October 23, 2011 - 2:12 PM
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On Friday October 21, 2011 at 5:54 p.m. Portland Police Officers assigned to East Precinct responded to a call of shots fired at a residence in the 13500 block of Southeast Salmon Street. Arriving officers learned that the suspect, 43-year-old Joshua Stallings, was the ex-boyfriend of a woman who lived at the residence.

Apparently Stallings was despondent and came to residence with gun and threatened to kill the people in the house. Stallings fired two shots in the garage and the people in the house fled. Based on the information provided to officers on the scene the Special Emergency Reaction Team was activated per Police Bureau policy. Stallings was armed, threatened to kill the people at the house and he shot two shots in the garage. The Special Emergency Reaction Team and the Crisis Response Team arrived and deployed around the residence. Aided by a police robot officers were able to see Stallings was in the garage and suffered from a gunshot wound. Officers were able to determine that in fact the man was deceased as a result of an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound. The Medical Examiner was called to the scene.