PSU Officer Involved In Fatal Shooting

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A police officer for Portland State University was involved in a fatal shooting around 1:30 a.m. Friday.

Portland Police Bureau Detectives believe Portland State University Police Department Officers were in the area of Southwest 6th Avenue and Southwest College street when they became aware of a disturbance near the Cheerful Tortoise, located at 1939 Southwest 6th Avenue. 

PSU Police Department Officers contacted the people believed to be involved in the disturbance. Shortly after contacting the suspects PSU Police Officers broadcast that shots had been fired. 

Central Precinct officers and emergency medical personnel responded to the scene. Responding emergency medical responders determined the suspect was deceased. 

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail, Forensic Evidence Division, Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office, and the Portland State University Police Department are investigation.  

The investigation is in its early stages and additional information will be released as the investigation continues and more information is learned.  

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

Detectives continue to interview witnesses and others. Detectives will review cell phone and surveillance videos of the incident. Anyone with video of this incident is asked to contact Portland Police Bureau Detectives. 

Following the Grand Jury, the Bureau will release additional information as appropriate.   


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