Family says Hazel Dell OIS victim on life support

Clark County

Jenoah Donald shot Thursday by Clark County Sheriff's deputy

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The family of a man shot by a Clark County Sheriff’s deputy told KOIN 6 he remains on life support as of Saturday afternoon.

On Thursday night, four Clark County deputies were conducting a traffic stop at about 7:40 p.m. near NE 68th Street and NE 2nd Avenue in Hazel Dell. During the stop, one deputy shot a man later identified as 30-year-old Jenoah Donald.

Details surrounding what sparked the subsequent shooting have not yet been released. Authorities said the “involved deputies” were placed on critical incident leave per standard protocol. In addition, the investigation into the incident will be handled by the Regional Independent Investigation Team.

The NAACP Vancouver Branch has released a statement asking there be no demonstration held protesting the incident.

“To our white allies: We are grateful for these brave Americans leveraging power and privilege for the continued cause of Black freedom and equity,” the group said in a release. “However, the theme of Black History month this year is the Black Family. We ask you to listen to the needs and wants of the family of this Black man.”

The group had falsely stated Donald had died Friday morning shortly after noon Saturday. At 1:45 p.m., the NAACP issued a corrected statement saying Donald remains on life support.

“Any public demonstrations done at this time would be in direct violation of this family’s wishes,” the statement further read. “The best and only way to support at this time is to pray and you can contribute to the family’s Gofundme.” 

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