Police shoot, kill man armed with rifle in SE Portland - KPTV - FOX 12

Police shoot, kill man armed with rifle in SE Portland

Posted: Updated:

Officers shot and killed an armed man late Monday night after he fired several shots at police from a home in southeast Portland.

The Portland Police Bureau said they responded to a disturbance call around 10:54 p.m. at a home near Southeast 148th Avenue and East Burnside Street.

A 52-year-old man began firing at officers from inside the home. Police believe he may have been firing from a handgun.

The man then came out of the home holding a rifle. He was shot by police shortly after.

The rifle was seized as evidence. 

The suspect died at the scene despite medical efforts to save his life. His name will be released after the medical examiner conducts an autopsy Wednesday. 

Police said he lived in an apartment complex near the shooting scene. 

No officers were injured in the shooting. 

The area was closed for several hours while officers investigated. 

Copyright 2016 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved. 

Powered by Frankly
FOX 12
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation, Portland, OR . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.