Wash. man shot by Ore. police in fair condition
Monday, July 4, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A 20-year-old Bremerton, Wash., man remains in fair condition, days after a Portland, Ore., police officer who believed his gun was loaded with beanbags shot the man with live rounds.
The Oregonian newspaper reported Monday that William Monroe has been upgraded to fair condition at a Portland hospital after being critically injured last Thursday.
Officer Dane Reister shot Monroe with a less-lethal shotgun that was mistakenly loaded with live ammunition. Police were responding to callers who said Monroe was harassing children at a day camp. Another caller said Monroe had a knife.
When officers tried to confront Monroe, he fled to the city's waterfront, where Reister shot him.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com