PPB officer shoots and kills armed suspect in SE Portland

Published: Jul. 24, 2022 at 9:45 AM PDT
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - An armed domestic violence suspect was shot and killed by a Portland Police Bureau officer early Sunday morning, PPB said.

PPB said just after midnight Sunday, officers responded near Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Clinton Street for a man and woman fighting. While attempting to arrest the man, he fired a shot. An officer returned fire, hitting and killing the suspect.

Video captured by the Oregon Copwatch News YouTube channel shows the altercation and shooting of a suspect by a PPB officer.

A video posted on the Oregon Copwatch News Youtube channel shows two PPB officers struggling on the ground to arrest a suspect. The suspect fires a gun in the air when on the ground. After a few more seconds pass, a female officer fires six shots that hit the suspect.

The officer involved in the shooting was identified as Officer Mina Cavalli-Singer, a nearly 5-year veteran of PPB.

PPB said per policy, homicide detectives are investigating. They are expected to be on the scene for several hours collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses. If anyone has any information and has not already spoken to police, you’re asked to contact Detective Gandy at Stephen.Gandy@portlandoregon.gov or detective Anthony Merrill at anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-197823.

“I’m glad our officers are okay, and this highlights how dangerous this job can be,” PPB chief Chuck Lovell, who responded to the scene, said.

Mayor Ted Wheeler’s office was notified of this incident.

As part of the use of force review process, PPB will conduct an internal review of the entire incident. This includes the initial response, resources requested, tactics used, and post shooting actions. The case will go before the Police Review Board, which is composed of community members, PPB members, and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

PPB said more information will be released when appropriate.