A 30-year-old man has died after being shot by Portland police early Saturday in Southeast Portland’s Reed neighborhood, officials said.
The state medical examiner’s officer determined Immanueal Jaquez Clark-Johnson of Portland died from a gunshot wound, Portland police said in a statement Wednesday. Police did not say what day Clark-Johnson died.
The Portland Police Bureau’s homicide unit is investigating the shooting with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office and East County Major Crimes Team. The district attorney will decide whether the case warrants being presented before a grand jury, police said.
Officers responded shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Saturday to a reported armed robbery in the 5000 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard. An officer spotted a vehicle associated with the alleged robbery driving recklessly before stopping in a parking lot in the 2900 block of Southeast Steele Street in the parking lot of Redwood Friends Church, which is just north of Reed College.
There, at 12:41 a.m., police shot Clark-Johnson and injured him. Police have not said how many shots were fired or how many officers fired their weapons.
Clark-Johnson was taken by ambulance to a hospital and officers detained three additional people. Police spokesperson Kevin Allen said on Saturday that the man’s injuries were serious, but he was expected to survive.
Police have not publicly identified the other people or said whether they were arrested.
Clark-Johnson’s death marks the 91st homicide in Portland so far this year, and he is the fourth person Portland police have killed in 2022. Police have injured four others in shootings.
Portland police have killed 30-year-old Joel Michael Arevalo, 19-year-old Johnathan Worth and 40-year-old Aaron Stanton.
Portland police did not identify who fired their weapons on Saturday, marking the fifth time since July and the second time this month that the bureau has gone against its own deadly force policy to release the name of officers who fire their weapons within a day.
— Catalina Gaitán, firstname.lastname@example.org, @catalingaitan_
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