I’ll put the whole story here. Just in case it changes later
Officer-involved shooting leaves one person dead in N. Portland
By TERESA BELL and ABE ESTIMADA, kgw.com Staff
An officer shot and killed a motorist in the parking lot of a dry cleaning and laundry business during a traffic stop in North Portland Sunday night, authorities said.
The victim, who was not immediately identified, died at the scene, said Sgt. Cheryl Robinson, a spokesperson for the Portland Police Bureau.
The shooting happened after a patrol car with two officers stopped a white Mitsubishi just after 5 p.m. on Sunday, at 7240 N. Fessenden Street.
“At some point during contact with the vehicle’s driver, one officer fired multiple shots, striking the driver,” Robinson said. “The driver was the only person in the vehicle when officers made contact.”
Simple so far. The officers made a traffic stop and something happened which caused the police to shoot him. At this time, we do not know what the circumstances are.
Robinson refused to say if the motorist, described by as a 28-year-old African-American man, had a weapon. She said Police Chief Derrick Foxworth would release more information after talking to investigators on Monday.
The Police Chief will have a statement on Monday after they find out what is going on.
A large crowd gathered at the scene late Sunday, with many people demanding to know why the man was shot. The crowd had grown to hundreds people by Sunday night and Chief Foxworth also came to the scene to speak with investigators in person.
Just can’t wait for the facts can they?
One man was pepper sprayed by an officer and arrested after yelling profanities at police and crossing into the closed off investigation area.
Dumb ass. What did he think would happen? That crime scene tape is there for a reason. It doesn’t say whether he was arrested for interfering with an investigation, but he should have been. Then he could have sat in Multnomah Co Jail trying to get over the effects of pepper spray. (I’ve been pepper-sprayed. It hurts like hell for a while, but has no permanent effects.)
Some complained that the man shot Sunday was unarmed and compared it to the May 2003 fatal police shooting of Kendra James.
Oh, where did they get their information? Were they there?
Officer Scott McCollister, 27, shot Kendra James on May 5 as she tried to drive away from a traffic stop in northeast Portland. McCollister fired a single shot from his 9mm service handgun after believing he was threatened by the moving car.
Oh, yeah. Dig up the ghost of Kendra James, crack-ho with an arrest warrant, who tried to run down a police officer and got shot for her troubles. Boo F—ing Hoo.
McCollister was cleared of wrongdoing by a grand jury but suspended without pay for 5 1/2 months because of tactical decisions he made before the shooting. James’ family has filed a $10 million wrongful death suit over her shooting.
Cop was cleared and the family is trying to cash in on her death. Well, it would be a lot more than she would have made on the street turning tricks.
“How much do we take?” said Robert Richardson, an elder at Emmanuel Temple in northeast Portland. “…They can’t keep on killing us because they pull us over for a traffic stop. If the fear reigns that high, then we are really in trouble.”
Evidently Mr. Richarson knows a lot about this incident. Was he there? I guess the skin color makes all the difference. Maybe the “elder” would be happier if the police just quit patroling the neighborhood?
Other recent officer-involved shootings.
Now we have the litany of previous police shootings. Just to put things in prespective. We’re not going to provide any details though. That might ruin the effect of the story.
Sunday night’s shooting was the sixth officer-involved shooting in Portland in the past two years. Four of the six were fatal.
Stand by for listing of sins of the police against the helpless scum.
The most recent case was last January at the Greyhound Bus Station in Northwest Portland. Police said they shot and killed a man who was threatening his girlfriend with a knife.
I guess they should of let him kill her.
In December 2003, police shot and killed 25-year-old Shane Eric Clements at Division and SE 169th when he tried to take off in a stolen car, according to investigators.
Let’s just not mention that Clements was an Armed Robber who was known to be armed, shall we? It would detract from the point we’re trying to make.