Pamplin Media Group – Portland police killed a gun-toting domestic violence suspect on Sunday

The suspect fired at officers but none were injured, according to the Portland Police Department.

Portland police shot and killed a man described as an armed suspect in a domestic violence incident early Sunday, July 24.

The name of the suspect was not immediately released. No officers were injured in the shooting.

Police say at around 12:06 a.m. on July 24, officers from the East Precinct responded to the area of ​​148th Avenue Southeast and Clinton Street Southeast following a report of a man and of a woman struggling physically.

As he attempted to arrest the man, a shot was fired by the suspect, prompting an officer to return fire. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Homicide Unit responded to investigate, per office policy.

“I’m glad our officers are okay, and it shows just how dangerous this job can be,” said Chief of Police Chuck Lovell, who responded to the scene.

The town hall has been notified of this incident.

As part of the Use of Force Review process, the Office will conduct an internal review of the entire incident, including the initial response, resources requested, tactics used, and post-fire actions. The matter will be brought before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is made up of community members, Board members and representatives of the Independent Police Review Division.

Anyone with information about this incident who has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact Det. Stephen Gandy at This email address is protected from spam. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Detective Anthony Merrill at This email address is protected from spam. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and reference case number 22-197823.

No other details were immediately released. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

Once the entire investigation and court process is complete, the investigation records and any grand jury transcripts will be posted on the Bureau’s Open Data page. Available information on past shootings involving officers can be found at portlandoregon.gov/police/76940.


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