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Fairview police shoot man, officer uninjured


Adult male shot multiple times, taken to local hospital

Police are investigating an officer involved shooting that happened early Tuesday morning, Dec. 3, at the Fairview Oak Woods Apartments.

Chief Ken Johnson told KOIN a police officer was dispatched to the apartment complex around 3 a.m. for a welfare check.

"Somebody had called saying there was someone acting strangely," Johnson said.

A senior law enforcement source told KOIN the male suspect was shot multiple times after some sort of confrontation.

"One subject was transported by ambulance to the hospital," Johnson said. "We have no information on his condition."

Johnson said the officer and a deputy with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of an person who was having "some kind of difficulties or an episode."

The person who was shot was transported to a local hospital, police said. His condition is unknown at this time. No officers were hurt, police said. The name of the Fairview Police officer who fired the weapon has not been released.

The shooting is being investigated by members of the Fairview Police Department and the East Multnomah County Major Crimes Team and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.

Johnson said the full investigation will take a couple of days. It's not immediately known how many shots were fired. The officer who fired the weapon has been placed on standard paid administration leave pending the outcome of the investigation, Johnson said.

Members of the Gresham Police, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and Portland Police Bureau assisted Fairview Police following the initial call of shots fired, emergency dispatchers confirmed.

— This report is provide by news partner KOIN Local 6 and reporter Brent Weisberg.