Officers in Sunday Northwest Portland shooting identified
Portland police shot a man who allegedly stole a pickup truck and drove it across the metro area before being trapped in a dead end early Sunday, Sept. 12.
The suspect is identified as Andreas Julian Pavel Boinay, 27. He has been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center for Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Reckless Driving, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle.
No officers were injured.
The officers who fired their weapons are identified as Ivan Alvarez and Jonah Gellman. Both officers have been with the Portland Police Bureau since November 2019. They will remain on paid administrative leave until the completion of the investigation and will be interviewed within 48 hours of the incident.
"We are in the preliminary stages but will conduct a thorough investigation," said Chief Chuck Lovell, who was on scene and briefed Mayor and Commissioner Ted Wheeler. "This is a situation no officer wants to face. I want to thank everyone who responded to the scene as well as those who were out taking emergency calls in the city." .
According to the Portland Police Bureau, officers responded to a report of a stolen truck near Southwest Third Avenue and Ash Street around 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 12. When they found the truck near Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, police monitored the suspected thief from the air as he drove at high speeds, sometimes into oncoming traffic and nearly crashing more than once, police said.
The suspect briefly drove in Washington at 2:12 a.m., police said, and then drove back into Oregon, crossing the Fremont Bridge into Northwest Portland.
At 2:38 a.m., the suspect met a dead end on Northwest Ash Street, where officers surrounded him, and police reported shots had been fired. Two officers fired their guns, and the suspect was arrested and taken to the hospital for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.
The officers involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation, police said.
A homicide unit responded to the scene, although no deaths were reported.
Authorities asked anyone with more information to contact Det. Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or Det. Brian Sims at 503-823-2079.
This is a developing story and will be updated when more information is available.
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