Man shot by police in 'chaotic' scene in North Portland

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Police work at the scene of the shooting. KATU Image.

PORTLAND, Ore. - A "chaotic" scene unfolded in North Portland on Tuesday night when police officers ended up trading gunfire with an armed man while serving a search warrant.

A Portland Police spokesman said officers shot and injured a man when he confronted law enforcement members trying to serve a search warrant for two separate suspects wanted in a shooting and robbery investigation in North Portland.

Police said they 31-year-old man who confronted officers with a gun was not the original subject of the search warrant. Rather, they said he came out of a nearby house as officers were approaching a different residence to serve the warrant, police said.

No law enforcement members were hurt.

The man who was shot has not been identified. Police said he was in serious condition at an area hospital.

The incident started Tuesday evening at North Fiske and Woolsey. Portland Police officers had captured one suspect from their original investigation, but needed backup to get the second suspect. They called in members from the Washington County Sheriff's Office "Tactical Negotiation Team" to back them up.

Portland's own specialized tactical team, called the Special Emergency Reaction Team, was training at the time and unavailable.

While in the process of serving the warrant, officers said the armed suspect came out of a nearby residence and confronted them.

Officers and the suspect exchanged gunfire, but only the suspect was shot.

Sgt. Pete Simpson with the Portland Police Bureau described the scene of the shooting as "chaotic" and said the turn of events was "unique" and unusual.

Neighbors said they heard about seven shots.

Eventually, police also captured both original suspects, Simpson said. Police wanted them in connection with the shooting and apparent robbery of 20-year-old Jose Monroy, which took place in the same area last Sunday.

Police said 20-year-old Anthony Bagsby was booked into the Multnomah County Jail for attempted murder, assault in the first degree and robbery in the first degree.

A 16-year-old boy named in the search warrant was also arrested and lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home for attempted murder, assault in the first degree and robbery in the first degree, police said.

Police said the two suspects are believed to be gang associates. Detectives from the Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail are still investigating the circumstances of the officer-involved shooting.