Family of Quanice Hayes to get $2M in lawsuit settlement

Civic Affairs

Family will get $1.5M in settlement plus their attorneys fees paid

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Just weeks after the family of Quanice Hayes told KOIN 6 News they were “close to something,” the City of Portland settled an ongoing lawsuit stemming from the teen’s death in 2017.

City officials confirmed a settlement was reached that will pay the Hayes family $1.5 million in a structured settlement, plus the nearly $600,000 in the family’s attorneys fees and costs.

The Portland City Council is expected to consider the settlement at their March 10 meeting.

A vigil was held for Quanice Hayes on the 4th anniversary of his death, February 9, 2021 (KOIN)

The events of February 9, 2017

Quanice Hayes was 17 at the time he died. He was the suspect in an armed robbery near a Portland hotel and was shot to death by police after a series of seemingly connected crimes.

The incident began around 7 a.m. that morning when a man sleeping in his car across the street from the Portland Value Inn, 1707 NE 82nd Avenue, was robbed at gunpoint.

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It ended a little more than 2 hours later with a Portland police officer shooting and killing Hayes.

After the hotel reported the robbery, police received another call from Banfield Pet Hospital about a car prowl, with a similar description of a suspect. During their search, they came upon Hayes and began to talk with him, but he ran off.

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The search then tightened up in that area and a K-9 was brought in to help, police said. Not long after, a nearby residence was broken into and police searched that scene.

Around 8:45 a.m. officers cleared the house from their search. About 40 minutes later, police spotted Hayes in the 8300 block of NE Hancock.

Officer Andrew Hearst fired at Hayes, police said. The weapon recovered from the scene was determined to be a realistic-looking replica firearm.

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