Police shoot armed robbery suspect in Southeast Portland
Police say they shot and wounded an armed robbery suspect in Southeast Portland early Saturday.
The suspect's name and condition were not immediately released. No one else was injured.
According to the Portland Police Bureau, at 12:24 a.m. Nov. 19, East Precinct officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in the 5000 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard. A suspect vehicle description was broadcast to responding officers.
A short time later, an officer spotted a vehicle similar in description to the suspect vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was driving in a reckless manner, police said.
The vehicle stopped in a parking lot in the 2900 block of Southeast Steele Street, where officers attempted to contact the occupants. Police said an officer shot and injured a man at 12:41 a.m. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance.
Other suspects were detained in the investigation, police said. They were not immediately identified.
Police said the investigation is still in its early stages and additional information cannot be released at this time. Updates will be released at the direction of investigators.
As part of the use of force review process, PPB will conduct an internal review of the entire incident, including the initial response, resources requested, tactics used and post-shooting actions. The case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is composed of community members, bureau member, and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.
The Portland Police Bureau directive outlining the procedures followed after an officer involved shooting may be found at www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656780 .
Once the entire investigation and legal process is complete, the investigative files and any grand jury transcripts will be posted on PPB's Open Data page. Information available about past officer-involved shootings can be found here: www.portlandoregon.gov/police/76940 .
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