Suspect Gets Away After Officer-Involved Shooting In North Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Portland Police officer shot at a man who investigators say tried to run over an officer with his truck and hit two patrol cars.

Neighbors on North Fessenden Street near Macrum Avenue called 911 after hearing a gunshot and seeing the flash of a gun just before 1:15am.

Officers believed the suspect was inside a truck.  They say he tried to run over an officer on foot before driving off.  Officer Kyle Roush, a 5-year veteran of the police bureau, fired at the man.

Police followed the vehicle, before losing sight of it in the St. Johns neighborhood.  It is unknown if the driver was injured.

“I am pleased that our officers were not injured this morning.  We will complete a thorough investigation into this morning’s incident and I know detectives will work diligently to locate the suspect involved,” said Portland Police Bureau Deputy Chief Frome.

The bureau will conduct an internal review as part of its use of force review process.  The case will go before the Police Review Board.

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