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Two police officers hospitalized

Update: Suspect charged


by: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE - Brian DelashmuttFour people were hospitalized with were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after a confrontation at a Northeast Portland gas station Saturday morning. They included two police officers, a suspect, and an alleged victim of the suspect.

After being released from the hospital, Brian Delashmutt, 38, was charged with two counts each of Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, and three counts of Resisting Arrest.

The officers were also released from the hospitl and are recovering at home. Their names were not released.

According to police, the confrontation began at 7:45 a.m. on Nov. 3 when two North Precinct officers responded to the report of an assault at USA Gas, located at 4445 Northeast Cully Boulevard. While the officers were enroute, they learned that the suspect was outside the gas station.

When the officers arrived, they contacted the suspect, who refused commands and fought with both officers. The suspect got away from the officers and began to run westbound on Prescott, continuing to fight with the officers for several blocks. According to police, the officers deployed pepper spray, ASP batons, and Tasers to no avail and the suspect continued to fight.

Cover officers arrived and also deployed pepper spray and a Taser, which ultimately led to the suspect surrendering in the 5700 block of Northeast Prescott Street. After the suspect was in custody, officers learned that the suspect lived at a residential mental health facility in the 5700 block of Northeast Prescott Street, and that prior to the attack at the gas station, he violently assaulted another resident of the facility, then left on foot.

The suspect then approached a customer getting gas at USA gas and assaulted him, then assaulted the gas station attendant, who was taken to the hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers maintained a crime scene in the area as they gather evidence and talk to witnesses. As is standard protocol in all officers use-of-force incidents, they will be documented and subject to an administrative review.

No charges have been filed yet.