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The guard was saved by his ballistic vest when shot during Sunday struggle in Southeast Portland.

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: PPB - Security guard ballistic vest lying on the ground next to a black and white security vehicle.A private security guard was saved by his ballistic vest when a trespasser shot him with his own gun during a struggle in Southeast Portland on Sunday.

The name of the guard was not immediately released. No suspect available was immediately available, either.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, at 2:07 a.m. on June 26, East Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 12600 block of Southeast Division Street. When officers arrived, they located a uniformed private security guard who had been shot in the chest. His ballistic vest prevented the bullet from injuring him. He was transported to a hospital for evaluation but had no observable injury.

The victim reported that he asked the suspect to leave the private property when the suspect suddenly lunged for his holstered firearm. A scuffle ensued and the suspect got the handgun free from the holster. The security guard was able to press the button to release the magazine, but the suspect shot the victim with the chambered round.

The suspect ran off and has not yet been located. The firearm and magazine were recovered as evidence.

The Focused Intervention Team responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and reference case number 22-170159.

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