PPB: Man killed in Lovejoy Building identified

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The man shot and killed by Portland police in the stairwell of a parking garage at a Safeway in the Pearl District was a 38-year-old man who had been a resident of California.

David Wayne Downs died of  gunshot wound, the Oregon State Medical Examiner said Tuesday. Investigators are still looking to find out how long Downs had been in the Portland area.

Toxicology results on Downs are pending, authorities said.

The Portland Police Bureau also released a photo of the knife Downs was said to have had when police confronted him. 

Portland police said David Wayne Downs, 38, had this knife when he was shot to death by police on Jun 9, 2019 (Knife photo released June 11, 2019, PPB)

The incident unfolded on Sunday morning in the stairwell of the Lovejoy Building, 1331 NW Lovejoy.​​​​​ A report of a disturbance brought officers to the scene where they found a man and a woman in the stairwell in the parking garage.

Police said the man — now identified as Downs — was holding the woman at knife point. Officers used less lethal force but then shot and killed him. 

The name of the woman has not yet been released.

Portland police said Officer Nathan Kirby-Glatkowski, a 2-year veteran, deployed deadly force while Officer Jackson Oldham, a 4-year veteran, used less lethal force.

No officers were injured. Both Kirby-Glatkowski and Oldham were interviewed by Internal Affairs within 48 hours of the incident, which officials said is standard police protocol.

The case now moves to a Grand Jury.

KOIN 6 News will continue to follow this story.

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