Hospital Security Guard Killed In Shooting

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A security guard was shot and killed at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Northwest Portland on Saturday.

Portland Police responded around 11 a.m. on a report of a person with a gun inside of the hospital.

Shots were fired and security guard Bobby Smallwood was wounded. He later died of his injuries.

“Words cannot express the profound grief we are experiencing,” said Kathryn Correia, Legacy Health president and CEO. “We offer our unwavering support to Bobby’s loved ones, to our patients in our care, to the staff at Legacy Good Samaritan and to all of our employees and providers suffering today.”

Another staff member was injured in the shooting and was reported to be in stable condition.

Portland Police officers and Gresham Police officers located the suspect's vehicle near Northeast 181st Avenue and Everett Street and pulled him over in a traffic stop.

There was an officer involved shooting and the suspect was killed.

“This is a sad day for the staff at Legacy Health, and our hearts go out to the family, friends, and coworkers of the employees affected by today’s tragedy,” said Chief Chuck Lovell, who responded to the scene. “By all accounts, hospital staff and law enforcement did great work responding to this incident, and I’m grateful for the coordinated efforts by all.”

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