Protest planned in Tigard after deadly police shooting
Tigard police are confirming that their officers were involved in a deadly shooting where a man was pronounced dead at the scene near Southwest Hall Boulevard and Bonita Road Wednesday evening. According to the Tigard Police Department's Twitter account, the Washington County Major Crimes Team is investigating the incident and the Washington County District Attorney's Office is on the scene as well.
No officers were injured.
Earlier this evening, Hall Boulevard between Bonita Road and Greensward Lane had been shut down due to the incident, police reported.
Kelsey Anderson, public information officer for the Tigard Police Department, had said earlier too that there was no current threat to the public following the incident.
A "direct action" march is expected on Thursday, Jan. 7.
Portland protest groups have begun advertising the event on social media, saying that "cops shouldn't answer mental health calls."
The demonstration is expected to begin around 7 p.m. on Southwest Main at Scoffins Street in Tigard, with a march at 8 p.m.
(Portland Tribune reporter Courtney Vaughn contributed to this report.)
Thursday January 07, 2021— safePDX (@safe_pdx) January 7, 2021
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Direct Action March
Meet at 7 Move at 8
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