The Portland Police Bureau and the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Friday night in the Southgate neighborhood of Portland, which lies in Clackamas County.
The incident started at approximately 8 p.m. near the Johnson Creek Fred Meyer store, when a Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to stop the driver in a stolen car. The suspect attempted to flee in the vehicle, eventually crashing near SE 89th and Gray.
The male suspect ran from the crash on foot, leaving a female passenger in the vehicle. Additional Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputies, and a Portland Police officer responded to the area to assist in the search.
At some point during the search, officers encountered the suspect and shots were fired. The suspect, a 29-year-old male whose name has not yet been released, was shot and was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital. He is expected to survive.
During the incident, the Portland officer, Kameron Fender, who was part of his agency’s Canine Unit, was bitten by a Clackamas County police dog and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The two officers involved in the shooting were Fender and Jon Campbell, a 12-year veteran of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. The Portland Police Bureau will be the lead investigating agency on the officer-involved shooting portion of this incident.
Fender will remain on paid administrative leave until the completion of the investigation and Grand Jury. 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 .
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.
“Our investigators are working diligently to determine what happened last night and we will release additional information when appropriate,” said Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw. “This is a traumatic incident for all involved and I’m thankful that neither the officer nor deputy were seriously injured and that the suspect was able to receive immediate medical treatment, potentially saving his life.”
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