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UPDATE: Officers Involved in Hazelwood Neighborhood Shots Fired Incident Identified (Photo) - 05/20/24

The Portland Police Bureau is identifying the members involved in the May 6th shots fired incident in the Hazelwood Neighborhood.

Officer Dewey Madison, an 11-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau assigned to the Special Resources Division and the Special Emergency Reaction Team

Officer Sebastian Precup, a 4-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau assigned to East Precinct and the Special Emergency Reaction Team

Officer Jake Ramsey, a 7-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau assigned to East Precinct and the Special Emergency Reaction Team

Sergeant Justin Thurman, a 16-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau assigned to Central Precinct and the Special Emergency Reaction Team

These members remain on administrative leave as the investigation continues.

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The man who died after firing shots at officers has been identified as Richard Shawn Perez, 45. Family members have been notified of his death.

This investigation remains open and active. Anyone with information about the case, who has not yet spoken with detectives, is asked to contact Detective William Winters at william.winters@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466 or Detective Stephen Gandy at stephen.gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0449 and reference case number 24-111902.

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On Monday, May 6, 2024, at approximately, 9:05 a.m., officers responded to reports of an armed robbery at a business in the 11100 block of Northeast Halsey Street. By the time officers arrived, the suspects had fled from the scene. Through the investigation, Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau’s Major Crimes Unit determined that persons of interest may be at a home in the 100 block of Southeast 124th Avenue. At approximately 5:15 p.m., PPB’s Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served a search warrant at the home on Southeast 124th Avenue. During this operation, an adult male fired at SERT members. They returned fire, striking the suspect who ultimately died. The suspect will be identified once an autopsy is complete and next of kin is notified.

Two people were arrested at the scene of the officer-involved shooting. Paige E. Smouse, 21, of Portland, was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) on the following charges: Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, and Hindering Prosecution. Kristian M. Nelson-Trout, 22, of Portland, was lodged at MCDC on a parole violation.

As Detectives do with any armed robbery, they will look at the possibility the armed robbery Monday morning is connected to other armed robberies or crimes in the area. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Rachel Baer at rachel.baer@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-111542.

Meanwhile, the investigation into the officer-involved shooting remains open and active. Anyone with information about the case, who has not yet spoken with detectives, is urged to contact Detective William Winters at william.winters@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466 or Detective Stephen Gandy at stephen.gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0449 and reference case number 24-111902.

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***Original Messages Below***

On Monday, May 6, 2024, at approximately 5:15 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau’s Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served a search warrant at a home in the 100 block of Southeast 124th Avenue. The warrant was connected to a Major Crimes Unit Investigation. At approximately 6:34 p.m., during the service of the search warrant, an adult male fired at officers. The officers returned fire, striking the suspect. A SERT medic was on scene and immediately started lifesaving measures, but at 6:38 p.m., the suspect was pronounced deceased. A firearm was located near the suspect.

No officers were injured in this incident. All four directly involved will be placed on paid administrative leave. This is standard protocol following an officer-involved shooting.

Per PPB directives, Detectives with the Portland Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene to investigate.

Chief Bob Day responded to the scene and he has briefed Mayor Wheeler’s staff and the City Attorney’s office on the investigation.

"I'm grateful that our officers are going home safe tonight," said Chief Day while speaking with media on scene. "These incidents highlight the risks our folks take every day."

As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident, including the initial response, resources requested, tactics used, and post shooting actions. The case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is composed of community members, Bureau members, and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

The Portland Police Bureau directive outlining the procedures followed after an officer involved shooting may be found https://www.portland.gov/policies/police-directives/weapons-ammunition-equipment-1000/101010-deadly-force-and-custody-death

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to transparency. The Bureau has an interactive dashboard on its website, which allows users to filter the information based on a variety of data. https://www.portland.gov/police/open-data/ois That includes cases by year with subject injury type, initial call type, subject weapon, demographics, and aggregate statistics.

Once the entire investigation and legal process is complete, the investigative files and any grand jury transcripts regarding this case will be posted on the Bureau's Open Data page. Information available about past officer-involved shootings can be found here https://www.portland.gov/police/open-data/ois-summaries

Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact Detective William Winters at william.winters@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466 or Detective Stephen Gandy at stephen.gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov (503 823-0449 and reference case number 24-111902.

Photo description: Firearm recovered at the scene

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***Original Message Below***

One person is deceased following an officer-involved shooting in the Hazelwood Neighborhood.

On the evening of Monday, May 6, 2024, detectives with the Portland Police Bureau’s Major Crimes Team, with the assistance of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), were serving a search warrant in the 100 block of Southeast 124th Avenue when there was an encounter between an adult male and officers. The encounter resulted in an officer-involved shooting. The adult male is deceased. No officers were injured.

Several streets in the area are closed and will be during the duration of the investigation.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact Detective William Winters at william.winters@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466 or Detective Stephen Gandy at stephen.gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0449 and reference case number 24-111902.

A Public Information Officer is on scene and will brief media as soon as possible. Media staging will be on the westbound side of East Burnside Street at Southeast 124th Avenue.

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