Security guard shoots man during fight, police say
A confrontation at a local lounge led to a man being shot by a security guard early Friday morning, Feb. 23. The incident occurred at Speakeasy Lounge, 545 S.E. 162nd Ave.
Portland Police Bureau East Precinct officers responded to reports of the disturbance and shooting at the lounge at 1:34 a.m. According to witnesses, the man was shot by a private on-duty security guard.
Officers arrived and provided emergency first aid to the injured man, who was transported to a local hospital by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said the shooting happened after the man got into a fight with another patron. The man who was shot reportedly broke the front door and yelled threats after being told to leave.
Members of the Portland Police Bureau's Assault Detail and Forensic Evidence Division responded to assist with the investigation. The security guard turned over his firearm and cooperated with investigators.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact detectives at 503-823-0479.