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24 Nov 2014
25 Nov 2014
Fairview police shoot man
Police are investigating an officer involved shooting that happened early Tuesday morning at the Fairview Oak Woods Apartments.
Chief Ken Johnson told KOIN News 6 a police officer was dispatched to the apartment complex around 3:00 a.m. for a welfare check. A senior law enforcement source told KOIN the male suspect was shot multiple times after some sort of confrontation.
Johnson said the officer and a deputy with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of an individual 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 his/her 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 his/her weapon has been placed on standard paid administration leave pending the investigation, Johnson said.
Police have closed the entrance to the apartment complex located at Northeast 227th and Northeast Halsey Street.
Members of the Gresham Police, Multnomah County Sheriffs Office and Portland Police Bureau assisted Fairview Police following the initial call of shots fired, emergency dispatchers confirmed.