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Police shoot and kill armed man
Portland police shot and killed an armed man in a Northeast parking garage Monday evening.
No officers were injured in the incident. Few other details were immediately available, including the name of the man who died.
According to the police, the incident began at 10:45 p.m. when two North Precinct officers encountered the man in a parking garage at Northeast 7th Avenue and Lloyd Boulevard. Shots were fired and the man was hit by police gunfire. He was transported to an area hospital.
Representatives from the Chief's Office, Mayor's Office, Training Division, Internal Affairs Division, Office of Independent Police Review (IPR), Traumatic Incident Committee (TIC), and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office all responded to the scene, which is standard procedure in officer-involved shootings.
The shooting is the second time Portland police have shot and killed someone in less than a month. Police killed a wanted fugitive on Feb. 18 in a parking lot at the Portland Adventist Medical Center. Merle Hatch was not armed but pretended to have a gun and charged at two officers before being shot. The investigation into that shooting is continuing.
KOIN Local 6 contributed to this story.