Friends, family hold vigil for17-year-old robbery suspect shot & killed by Portland Police
Family and friends of a 17-year-old boy shot and killed by a Portland Police officer held a candlelight vigil Saturday evening outside the Banfield Pet Hospital on NE 82nd Ave.
Quanice Derrick Hayes, was shot to death by a 7-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau following an armed robbery at the Value Inn on 82nd Thursday morning.
Shortly after the armed robbery Thursday, a car prowling was reported at the nearby pet hospital.
Suspect descriptions in both incidents matched, so police and a canine unit were sent out to search for him. During the search, a break-in was reported at a home on NE Hancock Street. Police searched the home, but didn't find the suspect.
A short time later, police found Hayes outside that same home and shot him. Police say Hayes was carrying a "realistic-looking" replica firearm.
No other details about the shooting were released. The officer who shot Hayes, Andrew Hearst, has been placed on paid administrative leave, per policy.
The case will be sent to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and presented to a grand jury.
The group Don't Shoot PDX has called for "justice" multiple times since a Friday afternoon news conference with Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman and Mayor Ted Wheeler about the shooting. The group is calling the conference a smear campaign.