Portland Police shooting leads to assault by angry mob

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On Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 7:06p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a welfare check on a white adult male dressed in all black at a motel in the 500 block of Northeast Holladay Street. After officers arrived with paramedics, they encountered a man matching that description and an officer involved shooting took place.

The subject involved was transported to a hospital by ambulance. Despite lifesaving efforts by medical personnel, he was deceased.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit is on scene investigating (photo). If anyone has information about this incident and has not already been interviewed by officers, please contact Detective Travis Law at Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395 or Detective Jeff Pontius at Jeffery.Pontius@portlandoregon.gov .

“We are early in this investigation. Preliminary information suggests our officer encountered a very difficult and dynamic situation that no officer wants to face,” said Chief Chuck Lovell, who was on scene. “I want to thank all our members who responded to the scene as well as those who were out taking emergency calls in the city. I?m thankful and proud of their efforts.”

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The Chief briefed the police commissioner, and a mayor?s policy advisor was on scene.

During the investigation, a group gathered at the crime scene and began yelling, throwing items at officers, and attempting to interfere with the investigation. One officer’s baton was grabbed and she was being pulled toward the crowd. Other officers quickly intervened. Someone from the crowd pepper-sprayed an officer. At least one police vehicle’s tires were punctured and a window broken. Police officers citywide were called to assist with scene security.