Deputy Involved Shooting Happened During Altercation

Photo: Brad Newgard

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office has released new details about Wednesday's deputy involved shooting.

On October 5th, 2022, at 1:24 p.m., a Multnomah County Sheriff’s Deputy assigned to the Transit Police Division contacted a man associated with a nearby vehicle south of the intersection of NE Grand Avenue & NE Holladay Street. During the course of the investigation, an altercation ensued with the person. A woman, also became involved, at which time the deputy fired shots. The male and female suspects fled in a vehicle northbound on NE Grand Avenue. No law enforcement officers pursued the vehicle.

Shortly after, the suspects were involved in a crash at NE Grand Avenue & NE Weidler Street with two other vehicles. The woman was immediately treated by responding officers and later transported to a local hospital by paramedics. The male suspect was taken into custody on NE Halsey Street and transported to a local hospital for injuries related to the vehicle crash. 

The woman is being treated for gunshot injuries. Both the involved parties are expected to survive. The identities of the suspects will be released when they are booked into jail.

The other motorists involved in the crash were not seriously hurt.

The involved deputy was not injured during the incident and has been placed on critical incident leave, which is standard protocol. 

A significant amount of law enforcement resources responded to the area due to the number of crime scenes, three in total: NE Grand Avenue & NE Holladay Street, NE Grand Avenue & NE Halsey Street and NE Grand Avenue & NE Weidler Street.

Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese provided a statement: “The suspects' reckless actions put many people in harm’s way. I’m grateful that our deputy wasn’t injured in this dangerous incident, and that the community members struck by the suspects’ vehicle will be okay.”

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office recognizes the public's desire for additional information, but to preserve the integrity of the criminal investigation being conducted by the Portland Police Bureau and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, no further comment will be made at this time.

The Portland Police Bureau is leading the investigation, in partnership with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. If anyone has information, photos or video of the event, please contact Detective Tony Harris at">, 503-823-0441, or Detective Shaye Samora">, 503-823-0768.

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