A unidentified man has died after being shot by a Portland police officer this afternoon.
According to the Portland Police Bureau (PPB), police officers were dispatched around 2 pm to SE Market and 96th, where a man was allegedly refusing to leave a house. Shortly after arriving at the residence, an unnamed officer fired his gun at the man. It's unclear what prompted him to shoot, or if the man was armed.
The man was still alive when emergency medical staff showed up, but had died by the time they brought him to a hospital.
The officer involved is on paid administrative leave until an investigation into the shooting concludes.
"As with all officer-involved shootings, we are committed to a full investigation," said PPB Chief Danielle Outlaw in a press statement. "A loss of life impacts us all and I know we all immediately search for answers. I ask for patience as we continue our investigative process and then release information as soon as it is appropriate."
This isn't the first shooting by a Portland police officer in 2019—but it is the first that resulted in a fatality. On January 2, a PPB officer fired his gun at a woman involved in a domestic violence disturbance in Northeast Portland. The woman allegedly charged at officers with a knife, prompting Officer Onest Robert to shoot. He missed.