Photo: Good Samaritan Hospital Guard Bobby Smallwood
Portland Police have released additional details about the shooting on Saturday that left a hospital security guard dead.
Just before 11 a.m., officers responded to a call of a shooting inside Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital. Officers believed this had the possibility of being an active shooter incident, so they converged on the hospital from all corners of Portland in a full-city response to address the shooter, assist with a possible mass casualty event, and evacuate those in harm’s way, as PPB’s training and experience dictate.
While no less tragic, after officers arrived on scene it soon became clear that instead of being an active shooter, this was a confined incident in which the suspect was no longer an immediate danger to employees and patients inside the hospital. Although investigators are working tirelessly to piece together the details of this case, a preliminary investigation confirms this was not an active shooter incident.
The victim of the shooting inside the hospital is identified as 44-year-old Bobby Smallwood. The Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed his manner and cause of death to be homicide by gunshot wound.
The officer-involved shooting is being investigated by the Gresham Police Department, with the assistance of the East County Major Crimes Team.
Gresham Police have identified the suspect as 33-year-old PoniaX Kane Calles, formerly known as Reginal Kane Jackson, of Portland. Calles has previous arrests for Interfering with a Police Officer, Reckless Driving, and Assault.