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Security Guard Shoots, Kills Man Outside SE Bar

Portland, Oregon – UPDATE: The man shot by a security guard outside a southeast Portland bar this morning has died at the hospital. The shooting happened just after 2:30am outside the Dream On Saloon at 159th and Stark. Two men approached the guard at the bar around closing time. It’s still unclear what happened that caused the guard to open fire. Police arrested the other suspect.

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A security guard at the Dream On Saloon on Southeast 159th and Stark opened fire early this morning and shot a man. Sometimes around 2am something happened between the guard and two men. The guard shot one of them, they were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Portland police have arrested the two suspects involved. Lt. Tina Jones with Portland police just gave us this update:

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On Tuesday, January 15th, 2019, at 2:33 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance and shooting at the Dream On Saloon, located at 15920 Southeast Stark Street.

As officers responded to the area, a caller to 9-1-1 reported that an adult male had been shot by a private security guard at the location. Additional information was provided that two adult males had approached the security guard in the parking lot and a disturbance ensued. The security guard shot one of the males, then both males ran off to the South.

Officers arrived and located the injured subject nearby and provided emergency first aid. Emergency medical personnel arrived, provided the injured subject medical aid and transported him to an area hospital by ambulance with what were believed to be serious injuries. The second involved male was arrested. The security guard is cooperating with police. All of the people believed to be involved in the incident have been contacted by police. There is no identified risk to the public.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau’s Detective and Forensic Evidence Divisions responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Detective John Russell at 503-823-8086.

In a separate shooting a few months ago back in November, a man was shot and killed outside the same bar, the Dream On Saloon. There’s no connection between the two shootings, only that they happened at the same location. Read more on that here:

SE Stark Reopens After Murder Investigation


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