30-year-old man dead from officer-involved shooting after armed robbery in SE Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - A man who was injured early Saturday morning in a shooting by officers after an armed robbery in southeast Portland has died from the gunshot wound, the Portland Police Bureau announced Wednesday.
PPB said just before 12:30 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to an armed robbery in the 5000 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard. A description of the suspect’s vehicle was broadcast, and an officer found a vehicle matching it. The driver of the vehicle was driving recklessly.
The vehicle eventually stopped in the parking lot of Reedwood Friends church in the 2900 block of Southeast Steele Street. When officers tried to talk to the people inside, an “officer-involved shooting occurred,” police said.
At 12:41 a.m., 30-year-old Immanueal Jaquez Clark-Johnson was shot and injured. He was taken to a hospital where he later died from the gunshot wound.
“Other suspects were detained” pending an investigation, police said.
Police said they will investigate the shooting and the evidence will be sent to the District Attorney, who will decide whether to present the case to a grand jury. The case will also be considered by the Police Review Board, which is composed of community members, PPB members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.
“We just heard ‘Boom, boom, boom,’” Tanya, who heard the shots, said. “It was crazy.”
She was visiting her brother at the apartment complex next door and said it was a sizable scene.
“There were like at least 15 police cars and I just heard a lot of commands,” she said.
Homicide detectives responded. Per policy, PPB’s homicide unit assumed control of the investigation.
No officers were injured in the shooting.
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