Man Killed By Police Had Replica Gun

The Portland Police Bureau is releasing details related to the police involved shooting of 46-year-old Robert Douglas Delgado on April 16, 2021. This information is intended to provide the community with an update, but is not an exhaustive list of all information available or that may be available in this case.

This is an ongoing investigation. PPB works hard to be as transparent to the community and provide information as quickly as possible while trying to maintain the integrity of the investigation.

At approximately 9:28 a.m., on April 16, 2021, Portland Police officers were dispatched to Lents Park. A community member called the Bureau of Emergency Communication (BOEC) to report a man, later identified as Mr. Delgado, in Lents Park quick drawing and holding what looked like a handgun.

The first officer arrived at approximately 9:36 a.m. Other officers arrived shortly thereafter.

At approximately 9:40 a.m., officers reported that the shooting took place and the man was down. The shooting took place from approximately 90 feet away.

At approximately 9:41 a.m., an ambulance was dispatched and on the way.

The officers made a plan to approach Mr. Delgado. At approximately 9:47 a.m., officers called for medical personnel to come in. By approximately 9:48 a.m., officers were performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and used materials from an individual first aid kit (IFAK) as part of life saving efforts.

At approximately 9:53 a.m., medical personnel took over administering first aid.

The handgun was a replica.

The Portland Police Bureau is aware that information circulated about another person near the park, who was incorrectly identified has having been involved in this incident. There was a call earlier in the area regarding a man in traffic trying to hit passing cars. That man was offered medical attention and had left the area in an ambulance prior to the call about Mr. Delgado pointing a gun.

There is no body worn camera video to share, as Portland Police do not have body worn cameras.

Source: Portland Police Bureau

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