PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Interstate 205 reopened early Thursday morning after closing overnight during a pursuit and deputy-involved shooting which left one dead, according to the Portland Police Bureau.
The interstate closed in both directions around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday and reopened nearly 6 hours later.
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office was involved in the pursuit and called Portland police for assistance. The pursuit led officers northbound on I-205 and ended after the suspect’s car crashed near Southeast Market Street.
Officials said the suspect, who has not been identified, ran from the car and into southbound lanes where the shooting happened — ending with the suspect dead at the scene.
No officers were injured during the incident. Additional details about the shooting are not yet available, but authorities say no officers were injured.
Authorities expect the freeway to be closed for several hours and ask drivers to use an alternative route.
A KOIN 6 News crew saw PPB, CCSO and Oregon State Police on the scene on I-205 between Stark and Division Street and an overturned car in a northbound lane.
Portland Police Homicide detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to contact Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0762, or Detective Michael Greenlee at Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0871.
More to come.