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UPDATE: Officer Involved in Shots Fired Incident Identified (Photo) - 06/11/24

The Portland Police Bureau is identifying the member involved in the May 29th shots fired incident in the Russell Neighborhood:

Officer Seth Wingfield, an 8-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau assigned to North Precinct and the Special Emergency Reaction Team

Officer Wingfield remains on administrative leave as the investigation continues.

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***Original Messages Below***

The sex crimes suspect injured in a shots fired incident in the Russell Neighborhood has been released from the hospital and booked into jail on a number of charges, including attempted murder of police officers.

On Wednesday, June 5, 2024, a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted Patrick Myers for Attempted Murder in the First Degree (two counts), Menacing with a Firearm (two counts), and Unlawful Use of a Weapon (two counts). The indictment is in connection to a shots fired incident in the Russell Neighborhood on May 29, 2024. In addition, Myers was released from the hospital and lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on the above charges and warrants.

This case remains under investigation. Anyone with information, who has not yet spoken to investigators, is urged to contact Detective Stephen Gandy at stephen.gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov 503 823-0449 or Detective Jeffery Pontius at jeffery.pontius@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0433 and reference case number 24-680356.

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***Original Messages Below***

The sex crimes suspect injured in a shots fired incident in the Russell Neighborhood has been identified as Patrick W. Myers, 44, of Portland. Myers is in police custody in a local hospital. After he is treated for his injuries, he will be booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to provide the community with a more comprehensive timeline of Wednesday’s incident.

4:06 a.m. PPB’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, with assistance from the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), begin the servicing of a search warrant

4:19 a.m. CNT begins more than an hour of communication with Myers in an effort to encourage him to surrender

6:06 a.m. Myers ends communication with CNT

6:08 a.m. Myers exits the home armed with a rifle and he is shot by a SERT member

6:14 a.m. Myers is taken into custody

6:15 a.m. A medic assigned to SERT begins rendering aid

6:25 a.m. Myers is transported to a local hospital

PPB’s Homicide Unit, along with the Forensic Evidence Division (FED) and others, responded to the scene to launch an investigation that is ongoing.

Additional information will be released when appropriate.

Anyone with information about the case, who has not yet spoken to investigators, is urged to contact Detective Stephen Gandy at stephen.gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov 503 823-0449 or Detective Jeffery Pontius at jeffery.pontius@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0433 and reference case number 24-680356.

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***Original Messages Below***

The subject of a sex crimes investigation is expected to survive following an early morning shooting.

On Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at approximately 4:00 a.m., detectives with the Portland Police Bureau’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, with the assistance of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), started the service of a search warrant at a home in the 2700 block of Northeast 137th Avenue. At 6:08 a.m., SERT members breached the front of the home. At that time, the suspect exited the back of the home armed with a rifle (photo attached) and he was shot by one member of SERT.

The suspect, a 44-year-old male, was transported to an area hospital where he is expected to survive. The search warrant serviced Wednesday morning was affiliated with an indictment on the following charges: Encouraging Child Sex Abuse in the Second Degree (six counts) and Encouraging Sexual Assault of an Animal (one count).

No officers were injured in this incident. The involved member 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 also responded to the scene and he has briefed Mayor Wheeler’s staff and the City Attorney’s office on the investigation.

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 Stephen Gandy at stephen.gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov 503 823-0449 or Detective Jeffery Pontius at jeffery.pontius@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0433 and reference case number 24-680356.

Photo description: Rifle found near suspect

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***Original Message Below***

One person was injured in an officer-involved shooting in the Russell Neighborhood.

On Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at approximately 5:05 a.m., detectives with the Portland Police Bureau’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, with the assistance of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), were serving a search warrant in the 2700 block of Northeast 137th Avenue when there was an encounter between an adult male and officers. The encounter resulted in an officer-involved shooting. The adult male was injured and transported to an area hospital. His condition is unknown. 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 Stephen Gandy at stephen.gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov 503 823-0449 or Detective Jeffery Pontius at jeffery.pontius@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0433 and reference case number 24-680356.

Media staging will be at the corner of Northeast Brazee Court and Northeast 137th Avenue. A Public Information Officer is on scene and will brief media as soon as possible.

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