Around 9:10 a.m., Portland police responded to a home invasion in North Portland. Police say that the suspect stole a car from the house and committed “multiple” carjackings over the span of 30 to 40 minutes.
Portland Police Lt. Nathan Sheppard said that as officers followed the stolen vehicle, the suspect drove northbound on I-5 in the southbound lanes. At one point, the suspect got out of the stolen car and attempted yet another carjacking at gunpoint on the freeway. Police say the suspect shot an occupant in the car. The victim was treated for an injury that was not life-threatening.
Portland police shot and killed the carjacking suspect. The suspect’s identity has not been released.
Nearly 40 police and medical units responded to the incident.
“This is a very complex investigation with the crime scene spanning all over north and northeast Portland,” Sheppard said during a media briefing.
This is the fourth fatal officer-involved shooting by Portland police this year.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.