Fatal Officer Involved Shooting


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Portland Police are investigating a fatal officer involved shooting that happened Sunday afternoon.

Officers were called to Southeast 103rd Drive and Stark Street on a report of a man who was armed with a knife.

Several officers responded. Officer Daniel Leonard, at 11 year veteran with the Portland Police Bureau, used a less-lethal tool that launches foam-tipped projectiles. Then, Officer Justin Raphael, a 7 year veteran, fired shots killing 51-year-old Koben Henricksen.

Police have not released details about what led to the shooting.

"Portland Police Officers responded to a dynamic situation involving an armed subject," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "This is still early in the investigation and we will work within the process to release as much information as we can without compromising any of the investigation."

As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

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