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One Dead In Stabbing, Officer Involved Shooting

Portland, Oregon- Update: New details on the stabbing in Southeast Portland that turned into an Officer Involved Shooting this morning.
Four people were stabbed near 131st and Center street. Police and medics were called to the scene, then shots were fired. Police shot and killed the stabbing suspect. We know three officers fired their weapons. All three are on administrative leave. There was a baby inside the home at the time, but the baby was not hurt. More info to come.

We’re following breaking news. A stabbing in Southeast Portland this morning has turned into an officer involved shooting. It started around 4:15am this morning near 131st and Center street. That’s between Holgate and Powell. We heard there could be multiple victims from the stabbing. Several police and medics arrived on scene. A short time later we heard shots were fired. We’ve reached out to police for more info. Our reporter Rosemary Reynolds is on her way to the scene now. Please check back for updates on this developing story.

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Portland Police Detectives and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office continue to investigate this morning’s officer-involved shooting. Preliminary information learned is that East Precinct officers were dispatched to a stabbing at a residence at 13136 Southeast Center Street at 4:14 a.m. As officers were arriving, they learned of multiple victims who had been stabbed and the suspect was still inside. Two stabbing victims were outside of the residence when officers arrived and more occupants were inside with the suspect. Officers engaged the suspect inside the residence and an officer-involved shooting occurred. Less lethal munitions and lethal munitions were deployed.

The suspect, a male adult, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victims were provided emergency medical care at the scene. 4 adult victims (3 males, 1 female) were transported to area hospitals for treatment of substantial injuries from stab wounds. Conditions are unknown at this time. An infant less than a year-old was inside the residence and is unharmed. The suspect was known to the victims. The three involved officers were not injured.

The investigation is in its early stages and additional information will be released as the investigation continues and more information is learned. There is not believed to be a danger to the community in relation to this incident at this time.

The area affected by this incident is on Southeast Center Street from 131-133 Avenues and Southeast 132nd Avenue from Cora to Francis. This area will remain closed to the public for an undetermined time while investigators process the scene.

“Based upon preliminary information, it appears our officers acted quickly and heroically to save lives,” said Chief Danielle Outlaw. “We will learn more details as the investigation unfolds and appreciate the community’s patience as we gather the details of what transpired.”

The identity of the subject and officers involved will be released at a later time. Per policy, the involved officers will remain on paid administrative leave until the completion of the investigation and Grand Jury.

Following the Grand Jury, the Bureau may release additional information as appropriate.
As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. The Portland Police Bureau’s directive outlining the procedures followed after an officer involved shooting may be found at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656780

Once the entire investigation and legal process is complete, the investigative files and any grand jury transcripts will be posted on the Bureau’s Open Data page and can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/52175

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Detective Vince Cui at 503-823-0449 or at [email protected] or Detective Travis Law at 503-823-0395 or at [email protected]



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