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Investigations Underway After 2 Officer-Involved Shootings In Portland


Investigations are underway following two officer-involved shootings by the Portland Police Bureau.

Both shootings involved suspects carrying replica firearms. The shootings left one black teenager dead and a 56-year-old white man recovering from gunshot wounds.

Quanice Derrick Hayes and the replica firearm found near him after he was fatally shot by police.

Quanice Derrick Hayes and the replica firearm found near him after he was fatally shot by police.

Portland Police Bureau

Portland police identified a robbery suspect fatally shot by an officer Thursday as 17-year-old Quanice Derrick Hayes.

Police responded to a report of armed robbery near a Northeast Portland motel Thursday morning, according to a release from the police bureau.

Police originally reported Hayes allegedly used a handgun to rob a man sitting in his car near the motel.

When police later encountered Hayes near the Banfield Pet Hospital, Hayes fled, according to the release. Authorities searched a nearby neighborhood.

Upon encountering Hayes again, an officer shot and killed him. Police attempted to deliver medical aid, but determined Hayes was deceased, according to the release.

Police reported finding a handgun near Hayes following the shooting, but later identified it as a “realistic-looking replica firearm.”

The shooting happened approximately two hours after the original report of robbery.

Later Thursday evening, officers responded to a report of a man in a vehicle threatening to kill himself in Southeast Portland.

Don Allan Perkins and the replica firearm found near him after he was shot by police officers.

Don Allan Perkins and the replica firearm found near him after he was shot by police officers.

Portland Police Bureau

During communication with the man, 56-year-old Don Allan Perkins, police learned he had a handgun, which they later identified as a “realistic-looking replica firearm.”

According to a release from the police bureau, Perkins exited the vehicle following communication with officers. After an exchange, two officers fired shots at Perkins, wounding him.

Officers rendered medical aid before Perkins was transported to a Portland hospital, according to the release. He is expected to survive.

Officers involved in the Perkins shooting — Roger Walsh and Bradley Clark — were placed on paid administrative leave pending investigation.

The officer who shot Hayes, Officer Andrew Hearst, has also been placed on paid administrative leave. The police bureau is conducting an investigations into both cases. The cases will later proceed to a grand jury.

Don’t Shoot Portland, an activist group aligned with Black Lives Matter, planned a press conference for Saturday at noon at Revolución Coffee House in Southwest Portland in downtown Portland.

There they are calling on Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to improve policing in the city and state.

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