Man Killed In Confrontation With Portland Police

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Sunday morning, Portland Police officers responded to a building located at 1331 Northwest Lovejoy Street, on the report of a disturbance where a male was reportedly armed with a knife and threatened to have an explosive device.

When officers arrived at the location they contacted a male and a female in the stairwell of the building. The female appeared to be injured. Attempts were made to communicate with the suspect. During the encounter less lethal and lethal force were used. Officers requested medical assistance, but the suspect was determined to be deceased at the scene prior to medical arrival.

The involved female adult was transported to an area hospital for injuries. No officers were injured during this incident.

The Explosive Disposal Unit responded to the scene and determined there was not an explosive and no threat to the public.

Portland Police Homicide Detectives and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office are continuing this shooting investigation.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762 or or Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319 or

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