MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OR (February 18, 2023) - The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at approximately 1:40 A.M., Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Deputies received a report about an armed male subject firing a weapon at windows near a business at the 25100 block of Southeast Stark in Troutdale. Employees in the business were advised to stay down and inside to be safe from this subject. MCSO Deputies and Gresham Police Officers responded and contacted the subject. Deputies gave verbal commands to drop a weapon.

As the situation developed, a deputy fired his duty weapon, striking the subject. Medical care was immediately rendered to the male and he was transported to Emanuel Hospital, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The subject was subsequently discharged from the hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of:

  • Unlawful use of a weapon and other crimes

The deputy who fired his weapon has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, per standard protocol.

The East County Major Crimes Team and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office are leading this investigation. The team consists of members from the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, Gresham Police Department, Oregon State Police, Port of Portland Police Department and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. Additionally, Portland Police Bureau homicide detectives are assisting per standard protocols. The investigation is on-going. Investigators are interviewing witnesses, processing the crime scene, and collecting surveillance video.

Notifications were provided to the Multnomah County Chair and the Troutdale Mayor’s Office.

No other members of the community, deputies, or officers were injured as a result of this incident. There is no current risk to the public.

As part of this investigation, the Sheriff’s Office will conduct an internal review of the entire incident, including the initial response, resources requested, tactics used, and post shooting actions.


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