Portland police investigate fatal shooting involving PSU officer, one person killed

Portland Police Bureau is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting involving officers from the Portland State University Police Department and a suspect. The suspect was found dead. Photo by Evan Bell

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Police Bureau is investigating a Portland State University Police Department officer-involved shooting near the campus Friday morning. They say a suspect was killed.

Portland Police Bureau responded to the shooting near Southwest Broadway and Southwest College Street at 1:30 a.m.

When they arrived, they contacted Portland State University Police and found an injured person, who police say is a suspect, on the ground.

Medical personnel responded to the scene and rendered aid to the person, but he or she died.

Investigators do not believe anyone else was injured during the incident.

Based on information gathered during the investigation, Portland Police Bureau detectives believe Portland State University Police Department officers were near Southwest 6th Avenue and Southwest College Street when they heard of street fight near the Cheerful Tortoise, at 1939 SW 6th Ave.

PSU officers contacted the people believed to be involved in the disturbance. Shortly after, officers reported that shots had been fired.

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division’s Homicide Detail is leading the investigation. The Forensic Evidence Division, Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office and the Portland State University Police Department are also taking part in the investigation.

The suspect and the involved officers' identities will be released as the investigation continues.

Detectives will interview witnesses and review cell phone and surveillance videos of the incident. Anyone with video of the incident should contact Portland Police Bureau.

During the investigation, the following roads will remain closed to vehicle, pedestrian, bicycle and TriMet traffic:

  • Southwest Broadway between Southwest Harrison Street and Southwest Jackson Street;
  • Southwest 6th Avenue between Southwest Harrison Street and Interstate 405; and
  • Southwest College Street between Southwest 5th Avenue and Southwest Broadway

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Detective Division Homicide Detail Detective Scott Broughton at 503-823-3774 or Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov

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