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Police fatally shoot Gresham man during domestic violence confrontation

A 22-year-old man was fatally shot by Gresham police on Tuesday morning after officers responded to a domestic violence call.

The man's name has not been released.

The East Multnomah County Major Crimes Team is investigating the case, along with a representative from the Multnomah County district attorney’s office, which is standard procedure after an officer-involved shooting.

Gresham Police Department said the incident began when emergency dispatchers received several calls at about 3 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, from neighbors near the 800 block of Southeast 190th Avenue, who reported “an active physical assault involving a man and a woman.” Callers said a woman was screaming for help and being forced into a vehicle against her will, according to police.

Minutes later, witnesses said they saw a woman screaming and banging from the inside a car in the 18900 block of Southeast Grant Street, about 14 blocks south of the location of the original calls to emergency dispatchers.

Officers stopped the car and confronted the 22-year-old man involved in the incident. During the confrontation, one officer fired his weapon, Gresham police said.

Police did not say what prompted the officer to shoot. The man died on scene, police said.

No officers were injured and the condition of the woman is not known, according to police.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call the Gresham police tip line, 503-618-2719.