Portland police officer shot while assisting on federal warrant arrest

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PORTLAND, OR – On Friday, August 27, 2021 at 6:27 a.m., Portland Police North Precinct Officers responded to an apartment building the 1600 Block of North Willis Boulevard when a federal agency serving a warrant requested assistance. The officers learned that a suspect had been threatening to shoot the federal agents. The officers learned that the suspect was armed. The Special Emergency Reaction Team and Crisis Negotiation Team responded to assist.

Officers began evacuating nearby apartment units for safety of the community. At about 7:30a.m, at least one shot was fired and a Portland Police Officer was shot and injured. Preliminary information is the shot came through a wall. The officer was transported to an area hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Additional shots came from the suspects location. Sometime afterward a Portland Police officer fired shots and the suspect is deceased. There is no ongoing threat to the community.

North Interstate Avenue is closed between North Kilpatrick Street and North Argyle Street. Portland Police Bureau Homicide Unit detectives are investigating the incident.


Chief Chuck Lovell has responded to the hospital and has briefed Mayor Ted Wheeler on the situation. The PIO is on scene. We anticipate an additional update today in the noon hour.