Police: Suspect in custody after chase, officer-involved shooting

Police: Suspect in custody after chase, officer-involved shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. – Officers took an attempted murder suspect into custody after a police chase and officer-involved shooting early Saturday morning, police said.

Police responded to a report of shots fired at the Hathaway Apartments at 3320 Southeast 134th Avenue just before 4 a.m.

Police said a man was shot. He was taken to a Portland hospital.

After officers arrived, police said the suspect drove away in his truck. They chased the suspect until he crashed into a back yard fence at 148th Avenue and Northeast San Rafael.

Police said there was an officer-involved shooting at the crash site. It’s unclear how many officers fired shots or if anyone was hit.

"It was six gunshots in a row we heard," said neighbor Kitty Head. "They were coaxing him to put his rifle down and surrender and he wasn't going for it."

Police activated the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) after the shooting. Team members took the suspect into custody without further incident, police said.

The street was littered with bullet casings Saturday. Neighbors said some of the gunfire hit the house where the truck crashed in the back yard.

The suspect has not been identified. He was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.