PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Officials have identified the man shot and killed by authorities in Clackamas County Monday night as the suspect of a deadly shooting at Southeast Portland’s Fantasyland.
The Portland Police Bureau announced Wednesday that the man, 20-year-old Jack Watson, was a suspect in the April 23 shooting of 29-year-old Zachery Freeman, who had been inside the adult store and smokeshop at the time of his death.
A Fantasyland employee, who asked to remain anonymous, told KOIN 6 News he knew Zachery by name.
“He’s a regular customer here,” the employee said. “He comes here, like, every freaking day.”
He told KOIN 6 News a fight broke out between Zachery and Watson before shots were fired in the back of the store.
According to Portland police, officers tried to pull over Watson the next day, shortly before 11 p.m. on Southeast 82nd Avenue near the Clackamas Square shopping center.
Police say that after several attempts to stop his car, Watson shot at law enforcement before Portland Police officers and Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies returned fire, killing him.
The PPB officers and the CCSO deputies involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave, per each agency’s policies.
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