Two Portland State University (PSU) campus officers shot and killed Jason Washington with nine bullets on June 29, 2018.
According to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner, who released Washington's autopsy this morning, the 45-year-old Navy veteran ultimately died from multiple gunshots to the torso. He was also hit by bullets in the chest and side of his head.
Washington was shot outside of the Cheerful Tortoise bar on PSU campus while trying to break up a drunken brawl between a number of men. PSU officers shot at Washington after he fell onto the sidewalk, causing a gun to fall out of his holster. While Washington had a license to carry a concealed weapon, police reports collected by the Oregonian found that Washington was carrying his intoxicated friend's gun that evening.
The county toxicology report shows that Washington had a blood-alcohol content of 0.24 percent when he died. He had no controlled substances or prescription drugs in his system at the time.
Last week, a Multnomah County grand jury cleared the PSU officers, James Dewey and Shawn McKenzie, of any criminal wrongdoing, ruling that the men acted in self defense. Both officers have returned to work. Last week, PSU announced its plans to hire two outside contractors to more thoroughly investigate Washington's death and the purpose of armed officers on campus.