U.S. Marshals: Fugitive shot in North Portland
A fugitive sought by the Oregon Department of Corrections was shot by a deputy U.S. Marshal on Tuesday, Dec. 8, in North Portland.
A warrant for the arrest of Jonathan Crowley was issued Sept. 24, the U.S. Marshals said in a release. The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force spotted Crowley in a parked car in the 7500 block of North Newell near Lombard around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and tried to arrest him.
But Crowley tried to use his car to threaten the officers and a marshal shot him.
The 31-year-old was rushed to the hospital "and is expected to be released once recovered," the U.S. Marshals Office said.
No Portland police officers were involved and no one else was injured.
Officials said Crowley was wanted for "crimes against person and who had fled from correctional supervision with the Multnomah County Parole and Probation Office."
In May 2019, Crowley was arrested in Lake Oswego for entering parked cars. Police stopped the car he was riding in and arrested him. At that time, he had felony warrants and was held in the Clackamas County Jail.
At the scene
Though they were not involved in the shooting, the Portland Police Bureau tweeted that they are investigating the shooting.
Officers blocked off the roads from North Westanna Avenue to North Macrum Avenue on North Lombard Street in the early stage of the investigation. Police had their mobile command set up as detectives collected evidence.
A witness who declined to go on camera told KOIN 6 News she heard one shot and saw a man inside a car.
Earlier in the evening, a group of people who said they are related to Crowley want answers.
Kenneth Morgan, who identified himself as Crowley's uncle, said, "Why did they have to pull up on him and shoot? Somebody needs to do something about these police because this is not how it's supposed go."
KOIN 6 News is a news partner of the Portland Tribune. Their story can be found here.
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