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Bank robbery suspect hospitalized after officer-involved shooting in NE Portland

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A bank robbery suspect in a stolen car was hospitalized after an officer-involved shooting in northeast Portland, according to police.

Officers attempted to stop a stolen 1987 Chevrolet Blazer in the area of Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and Clinton Street at 12:43 p.m. Wednesday.

The SUV was reported stolen from a home on the 22000 block of Russell Creek Road in Yamhill at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday.

Shortly after observing the vehicle in Portland, officers received information that the same SUV was associated with a bank robbery Wednesday morning in Aloha.

In that case, a man armed with a gun and wearing a welding mask robbed the U.S. Bank at Southwest 185th Avenue and Farmington Road.

Officers said the driver sped away when they tried to stop him. They followed the suspect vehicle through neighborhood streets in east Portland.

The driver eventually turned north on Northeast 55th Avenue from East Burnside Street and crashed into a parked car.

Police said the suspect was not complying with commands from officers and one officer fired a handgun, injuring the suspect.

After the suspect was shot, officers approached him and rendered medical aid until emergency crews arrived and took the suspect to the hospital in an ambulance. His injuries are described as non-life threatening.

An officer sustained a minor injury during the incident and received treatment at the scene.

The officer who shot the suspect will be interviewed by internal affairs investigators within 48 hours, per new Portland Police Bureau policy

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