Man dies after being shot by police in SE Portland

Police officers shot and killed a man during an encounter at a Southeast Portland homeless shelter Saturday evening. Police said the man had crashed a stolen car nearby minutes earlier.


Police officers responded to a report of a crash at Southeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard around 7:30 p.m. While responding, they learned that a car involved, a silver Honda CRV, had been stolen in a carjacking earlier in the day, said Portland Police spokesman Sgt. Chris Burley.

Police found the man they believed to be the driver nearby around 8 p.m. During their encounter, Burley said, multiple officers fired at the man, who died.

No officers or bystanders were injured. Burley said there were many witnesses, however, who were being interviewed late Saturday.

As police responded to the crash, they received reports the man might be armed, Burley said, but he said it was still unclear if he was armed at the time of the shooting.