PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — One man was wounded in an officer-involved shooting Tuesday night near downtown Portland, police said.
More than 20 police units responded to a convenience store at the 600 block of NW Naito Parkway at 9:44 p.m. Officers were told a white adult man had taken food without paying then laid down on the floor, refusing to leave.
A KOIN 6 News crew at the scene spoke to a witness who reported hearing gunfire before police arrived. Police have not confirmed that information at this time.
Less than 10 minutes after police arrived at the scene, at least one shot was fired. No officers were injured, but the suspect was struck.
Police have not given any details of what led up to an officer firing his gun off.
Several minutes were spent attempting to reach the suspect, who had gone further into the convenience store. Officers were able to get to him by 9:56 p.m. and medical aid was rendered.
The man was taken to a hospital with a non-life-threatening wound, the Portland Police Bureau said.
The involved officer’s name will be released on Wednesday, which is standard protocol. The officer will remain on paid administrative leave until the investigation is over.
“This is a situation that no officer wants to face. We are in the preliminary stages but will conduct a thorough investigation,” Chief Chuck Lovell said. “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 PPB, Lovell personally notified Mayor Ted Wheeler of the shooting. Wheeler’s chief of staff was later at the scene.
No other details are available at this time. Anyone with further information is urged to contact Detective Michael Greenlee at Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-0871, or Detective Brad Clifton at Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-0696.
This is a developing story.