Portland police have identified the two officers involved in a shooting Sunday morning in which a person was injured, shedding more light on a largely opaque incident.
According to the Portland Police Bureau (PPB), officers Ivan Alvarez and Jonah Gellman both fired their weapons at Andreas Boinay early Sunday morning, after following a tip that Boinay had allegedly stolen a truck.
Boinay, 27, is accused of stealing a truck parked near SW 3rd and Ash around 1:40 am, then briefly driving it into Washington state before returning to Portland. Officers cornered Boinay in the truck on a dead end street in Northwest Portland around 2:30 am. PPB's Alvarez and Gellman fired their weapons shortly after—yet PPB has not explained why.
Boinay was hit by at least one of the officers' bullets, and transported to a hospital for his injuries. He was booked into Multnomah County Jail Sunday afternoon, and has been charged with reckless driving, recklessly endangering another person, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and attempt to elude in a vehicle. Boinay's bail is set at $15,000.
Boinay has a record of criminal convictions for vehicle theft in Multnomah County. Past records indicate that Boinay is homeless.
Alvarez and Gellman, who have been with PPB since 2019, have both been placed on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.
Boinay is the sixth person to be shot by PPB officers in 2021.