Update 2/21, 9:30 am:
The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) has identified Acting Sergeant Zachary Kenney and Officer Reynaldo Guevara as the two officers who shot and killed a member of the public in Southwest Portland Saturday night.
Kenney, a 17-year PPB veteran, and Guevara, who joined the PPB in 2020, were responding to a disturbance call in Portland’s Southwest Hills Saturday evening. A person had shot a gun in the area before officers arrived on the scene, triggering a “shelter in place” order for nearby residents. According to the Oregonian, the person Kenney and Guevara killed was the same person who fired a gun in the area before police arrived.
In 2010, Kenney wrote a guest opinion column for the Oregonian defending police who use deadly force against a person who doesn't appear to have a weapon.
The police have not released the identity of the victim.
Original story 2/20, 12:18 pm:
Portland police fatally shot one person Saturday night after responding to a disturbance call in Southwest Portland.
According to the Portland Police Bureau (PPB), officers from the bureau's central precinct responded to reports of a disturbance Saturday at 6:42 pm on SW Broadway Drive near the road's intersection with SW 9th Avenue. Someone fired a gun in the area before PPB officers arrived at the scene, according to a PPB press release, prompting police to activate a "shelter in place" order for the nearby community.
Some time after arriving at the scene, police shot and killed a member of the public. It is unclear how long officers were on the scene before the shooting occurred or if more than one officer fired their gun. It is also unclear if the victim was involved in the incident officers were responding to. Police have not released the victim’s name.
The shooting took place an hour before another individual fatally shot a person and injured five others during a protest against police violence at Northeast Portland's Normandale Park.
This is the first fatal police shooting in 2022. Portland police shot eight people, killing four, in 2021.