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PPB Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting Involving Vancouver PD Officer in City of Portland - 02/05/19

On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau received information through the Bureau of Emergency Communications that a black truck was being pursued by the Vancouver Police Department Southbound I-205 from Washington State. The pursuit then travelled Westbound on I-84 from Southbound I-205.

At some point during the pursuit, there was an exchange of gunfire between the suspect vehicle and a Vancouver Police Department officer. The suspect truck was eventually stopped on I-84 Westbound between 33rd and 12th Avenues. Two individuals were then taken into custody from the truck. One officer from the Vancouver Police Department is being treated for minor injuries at a local area hospital. One suspect sustained life-threatening injuries and is being treated at a local area hospital. The suspect's injuries are not from gunshot wounds.

This is a collaborative effort between the Portland Police Bureau and the Vancouver Police Department. The Portland Police Bureau is taking the lead on the officer involved shooting investigation. The Portland Police Bureau is working closely with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, the East Major Crimes Team and Washington State authorities.

Any additional information about what initiated this event will be released by the Vancouver Police Department's Public Information Officer Kim Kapp.

Both directions of I-84 will continue to be closed for several hours between I-5 and I-205.

"This is a complex investigation involving multiple agencies", said Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw, "We will be working with our local agency partners to ensure the completion of a thorough and timely investigation."

If anyone witnessed or has information about this incident, we encourage them to call Detective Anthony Merrill at (503) 823-4033 or Detective Scott Broughton at (503) 823-3774.


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