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Grand jury: Portland police shooting on Sept. 29 justified

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

The use of deadly force by Portland police officers against an attempted murder suspect was justified, according to a grand jury.

The Multnomah County grand jury made that ruling Tuesday in the case involving Joshua Baker.

The 27-year-old suspect was shot by police on Sept. 29 after a chase that ended at Northeast 148th and San Rafael.

Police were first called to the Hathaway Apartments, 3320 S.E. 134th Ave., and found a man who had been shot. Vadim Kobenko, 38, was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Officers said Baker took off in a truck and eventually crashed into a fence. He was then shot during a confrontation with police, taken into custody and to the hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The grand jury Tuesday charged Baker with attempted murder, assault, felony elude, domestic violence assault and menacing.

He is also now facing charges of domestic violence strangulation, assault and menacing in connection with incidents on July 1 and July 8.

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