Portland Officer Fires Gun, Suspect Identified

Late Wednesday night, East Precinct officers responded to a residence at the Stacy Lee Apartments, located at 141 Northeast 147th Avenue, on the report of a domestic disturbance. 

When officers arrived at the location they contacted people believed to be involved in the disturbance. As officers contacted several people believed to be involved in the disturbance, a responding officer fired his service firearm. 

Police say 34-year-old Anita Ruiz retrieved a knife and charged at officers. As Ruiz advanced toward the officers with the knife in her hand, an officer fired one round from his firearm. Ruiz was not injured and was taken into custody without further incident.

During the investigation, detectives located and seized the knife believed to be possessed by Ruiz as she charged at officers.

Ruiz was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Menacing and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The involved Bureau member's name will be released per Bureau policy. The involved officer will remain on paid administrative leave until the completion of the Bureau and Multnomah County District Attorney Office's investigation. 

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