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Gresham police ID wanted 22-year-old man killed in officer-involved shooting

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Bodhi Wilson Dean Phelps, prior jail booking photo Bodhi Wilson Dean Phelps, prior jail booking photo
Scene of deadly Gresham officer-involved shooting. (Source: KPTV) Scene of deadly Gresham officer-involved shooting. (Source: KPTV)
GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) -

A 22-year-old man with multiple warrants was shot and killed by police after assaulting a woman in Gresham, according to investigators.

Police identified the man Wednesday as Bodhi Wilson Dean Phelps of Fairview.

The incident began at 3:05 a.m. Tuesday on the 800 block of Southeast 190th Avenue. Witnesses called 911 to report a screaming woman being assaulted by a man who was forcing her into a car against her will.  

About six minutes later, more 911 calls were made to report the car was now stopped on the side of the road on the 18900 block of Southeast Grant Street with the woman screaming and banging against the inside of the car.

The woman was able to call 911 and reported that she had been assaulted by Phelps, who was now outside the car.

When officers arrived at the scene, they said Phelps was trying to get back into the car. He ran from the officers and ignored their orders to stop.

When the officers confronted Phelps, they said he brandished two knives. Witnesses reported hearing numerous commands for Phelps to drop the knives, according to police, and then they heard gunshots.

Phelps was pronounced dead at the scene.

Phelps had warrants out of Multnomah County for violation of probation for identity theft and violation of probation for possession of heroin, as well as a nationwide felony warrant for possession of heroin.

Detectives assigned to Multnomah County's Major Crimes Team want to talk with any witnesses who have not already come forward. They can be reached by calling the police tip line at 503-618-2719.

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