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A suspect finds that you assault a police officer with your car at your own peril; you can get shot

COURTESY KOIN-TV-6 NEWS - This photo of the taped-off scene at the Mall 205 Burger King parking lot was taken by KOIN-TV-6 news personnel shortly after the incident took place.On Monday, May 14th, at 1:50 p.m., Multnomah Ccounty Sheriff's Office "Special Investigations Unit" Deputies were searching for a wanted subject in the area of S.E. 100th Avenue and Washington Street in Portland just north of Mall 205. Deputies observed the suspect parked in the Burger King parking lot. When the man realized he'd been spotted by the approaching deputy, he placed his vehicle in reverse and rammed the deputy's vehicle.

A deputy fired his gun, striking the suspect -- who was then taken into custody and provided immediate medical attention.

MCDC BOOKING PHOTO - The suspect, 36 year-old Vasile William Manta, has two outstanding arrest warrants on charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder and Identity Theft. At last report he was still in the hospital.The suspect was taken by ambulance to a local area hospital, reportedly with critical injuries. Responding Portland Police officers arrived and secured the scene. No deputies or community members were injured in the shooting.

The area of the Burger King remained shut down for the duration of the on-scene investigation.

The involved deputy and witness deputies were placed on paid administrative leave, as is standard procedure in such cases.

The officer-involved shooting is being investigated by the Portland Police Bureau and the East County Major Crimes Team. Anyone with information on the incident are encouraged to call PPB Detective Anthony Merrill at 503/823-4033, or e-mail him at: HYPERLINK "mailto:anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov"This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or contact MCSO Detective Brad Robertson at 503/988-0358, or by e-mail at: HYPERLINK "mailto:brad.robertson@mcso.us"This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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