A man was shot and killed by Portland Police Sunday night in the parking lot of Portland Adventist Medical Center. He has been identified as Merle Hatch, a fugitive who recently failed to report to a pre-release center in Colorado. Early reports noted that he had a gun; more recently, The Oregonian reported that he might have feigned having a gun.
Police released more details about the incident late Wednesday.
This is the first officer-involved shooting since Portland Mayor Charlie Hales took office in January.
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