PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — One person was arrested after an officer-involved shooting Sunday afternoon that caused residents in the Sellwood neighborhood to shelter in place as the situation unfolded.
Police said officers were called out to Southeast 6th Avenue near Southeast Nehalem Street to check on a vacant home just before 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. While doing so, police said, “a subject was encountered and one officer fired their handgun.” It is unclear what happened in the moments before the officer fired their gun.
Officers then retreated to call for back up and a shelter-in-place order was soon issued for residents in the area. Police said, at the time, officers believed the person was armed.
Both the Special Emergency Reaction Team and the Crisis Negotiation Team were brought out to the neighborhood, as well as the Explosive Disposal Unit. Officers deployed a robot and sent it into the home where the suspect was.
Police said that person, later identified as 25-year-old Gray Tristan Stockton, was then arrested. Stockton was booked into the Multnomah County Jail.
A short time later, the shelter-in-place order was lifted. Police said Stockton was not injured in the shooting.
Under standard protocol, Officer Laurent Bonczijk, a 7-year veteran assigned to Central Precinct, has been placed on paid administrative leave. Police said the investigation remains active.