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UPDATE: Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Continues - 02/06/19

The Portland Police Bureau continues to investigate the shooting involving a Vancouver Police Department officer in the City of Portland on February 5th, 2019.

During the investigation, it was determined by detectives that the shooting scene started on I-205 and continued onto I-84. The crime scene spanned over 6 miles and included evidence that had to be thoroughly processed. In order to capture the necessary evidence, the I-205 freeway was partially shut down and I-84 Westbound was completely shut down. This significantly impacted the morning commute, but was unavoidable to conduct a complete investigation.

The officer who was injured was transported to an area hospital, treated, and released. Vancouver Police Department will release the officer's identity per their protocol.

One of the involved subjects in the suspect truck was determined to have a minor injury. He was treated at an area hospital for a non-life threatening injury.

The second subject involved with the suspect truck remains at an area hospital and is reported to be in stable, but critical condition.

This investigation is on-going and detectives are interested in tips from the public with information connected to the incident and/or eyewitness accounts. 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.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved homicide or other felony crime, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

To submit tips:

- Visit the App Store and download "P3 Tips" to submit secure and anonymous tips.
- Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823
- Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

To see other featured and unsolved cases, please visit https://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/



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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