A person who was shot by Portland police earlier this month was released from the hospital Friday.

Portland police say they exchanged gunfire with 36-year-old Matthew Leahey following a traffic stop on May 6. He was admitted into a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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The four responding officers were part of Portland’s new Focused Intervention Team, a unit created to address gun violence in the city.

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Police say they initially stopped Leahey in Northeast Portland for multiple unnamed violations. They later confiscated a handgun.

Leahey has been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on four charges: first-degree attempted murder, second-degree attempted assault, unlawful use of a weapon and felon in possession of a firearm.

The four Portland officers involved in the shooting — Adi Ramic, Michelle Petty, Whitney Anderson and John Bartlett — made up most of the members of the Focused Intervention Team. They were placed on paid administrative leave after the shooting.



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