This is the second PPB Officer Involved Shooting, that has taken place in a four-day span.
On 7/27/22 at approximately 8:17 p.m., Officers from the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) East Precinct responded to the 100 block of SE 126th Ave in the Hazelwood neighborhood. Multiple 911 callers had reported that a person was in the front yard of a house firing a gun. Call takers from the Bureau of Emergency Communications could hear shots being fired in the background of 911 calls.
Officers arrived and requested assistance from the Focused Intervention Team (FIT). During this incident, an officer from FIT fired their weapon, striking the suspect. Paramedics were on scene to render aid but the suspect was declared deceased.
The Mayor’s office was notified of this incident. Assistant Chief of Investigations Jami Resch is on scene and said, “The level of violence officers have been responding to is unprecedented.”
Per policy, the Portland Police Homicide Unit is on scene and investigating. The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Investigators are expected to be on scene for several hours collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses.
As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau 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 members, and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.