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Officer stabbed, suspect shot

Officer and suspect treated for non-life threatening wounds


Police shot a suspect who stabbed a Portland officer early Sunday in Northeast Portland.

The officer and suspect were both hospitalized for non-life threatening injuries. Their name were not immediately released.

The officers involved in the shooting were placed a poaid administrative, which is standard police is cases where deadly force is used. The results of the investigation will be presented to the Mutnomah County District Attorney's Office for presentation to a grand jury.

According to police, at 1:41 a.m. on July 5, North Precinct officers contacted a man on Northeast Sandy Boulevard at 110th Avenue. Almost immediately, the officers called for cover after one of the officers was stabbed and the suspect was shot.

No other details of the shooting were immediately released.

Multiple officers and medical personnel arrived at the scene. The officer who had been stabbed was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect was provided medical aid by the officers prior to medical personnel arriving at the scene. He was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives and criminalists arrived at the scene to begin the investigation into the incident.

Chief Lawrence P. O'Dea III, Mayor Charlie Hales, and representatives from the Training Division, Internal Affairs Division, East County Major Crimes Team, Office of Independent Police Review (IPR), Traumatic Incident Committee (TIC), and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office all responded to the scene, as is standard protocol in any officer-involved shooting investigation.

As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Bureau's Review Board.

The Portland Police Bureau issued the following statement:

The Portland Police Bureau respects the value and sanctity of human life and recognizes the inherent dignity of every person. The Police Bureau understands that investing officers with the authority to use force to protect the public welfare creates a solemn obligation to guide members as they balance the important social and individual interests involved.

The Portland Police Bureau recognizes that duty may require officers to use force. The Bureau also recognizes that the use of deadly physical force will emotionally, physically, and psychologically impact the officers involved, the subject of the deadly physical force, and the family and friends of both and can impact the community as well.

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