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Updated: Man dies after being shot by Beaverton police

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Armed subject approached officers in threatening manner before shooting near Murray Boulevard


This story has been updated with new information. Additional details will be added as they become available.

TIMES PHOTO: GEOFF PURSINGER - Beaverton Police blocked off part of Southwest Murray Boulevard on Saturday morning while investigating an officer-involved shooting.A man who Beaverton Police Department officers shot Saturday morning has died, a police spokesman reported that evening.

The man has now been identified as 44-year-old Adam Karjalainen.

According to Officer Bryan Dalton, Karjalainen threatened officers at a residential address in the 10100 block of Southwest Murray Boulevard at about 7:25 a.m. Saturday.

Officers first had responded to that address at about 5 a.m. when they received a call of an unwanted person there.

TIMES PHOTO: GEOFF PURSINGER - Crime tape encircled the investigation of an officer-involved shooting Saturday morning near Southwest Murray Boulevard, close to Weir Road.

Dalton explained what happened in a statement:

"When officers arrived, they interviewed the individuals involved and determined no crime had been committed. After leaving, however, officers learned there was an arrest warrant for the male involved. When officers returned to the location, they were confronted by the male, who was now armed and advancing towards the officers. The officers, after repeatedly ordering the male to drop his weapon, were forced to use deadly force."

Karjalainen was transported to a local hospital after the shooting.

The Washington County Major Crimes Team was called in to lead the investigation.

Traffic on Murray was diverted during the investigation.

Reporter Geoff Pursinger contributed to this report.