Robbery Suspect Shot By Police Was Unarmed

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Portland Police have released new details about Wednesday's shooting that injured a suspect in two robberies. 

Police say the suspect, a 25-year-old man who's name isn't being released, was confronted by officers near North Oatman Avenue and North Saratoga Street.

The officers were approximately 50 to 60 feet from him as they gave the suspect commands to put his hands in the air. The suspect did not follow the officers' commands, turned towards the officers and advanced towards them as he reached into his pocket. Officer Ryan Reagan fired multiple shots from his handgun, striking the suspect. After the suspect was down on the ground, additional officers arrived and approached the suspect, provided immediate medical aid, and called for an ambulance to respond to the scene. 

No weapons were recovered at the scene; however, some of the suspect's clothing and a backpack was taken as evidence and will be searched, pending the approval of a search warrant. 

The suspect is believed to be the same man that robbed the at Ace Check Cashing, located at 2722 North Lombard Street, and the U.S. Bank, located at 3233 North Lombard Street. 

The suspect has been upgraded from critical to serious condition and he is expected to survive. 

He will face both state and federal charges in connection with the robberies at Ace Check Cashing and U.S. Bank. 


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