UPDATE (Monday, Dec. 10, 6:05 p.m. PT) — A man who was shot and wounded by Portland Police on Friday night was likely wielding a replica gun. Ryan Beisley spent a night in the hospital, and was taken to the Multnomah County Jail.
Beisley was convicted of robbing several Oregon banks, and sentenced in 2015 to six years in prison. The U.S. Marshal’s Service says he was transferred last month to a halfway house. When he did not report back there after going out, a judge issued a federal warrant for Beisley’s arrest.
Four Portland Police Officers shot Beisley after he “displayed a firearm” at a Northeast Portland coffee shop and grocery store on Friday evening.
The shooting took place both inside and outside a Starbucks attached to the Hollywood Fred Meyer grocery store.
The incident began just after 5 p.m. when officers responded to a man behind the counter who the caller said “seemed drunk,” according to police.
“As officers were continuing to respond to the scene, they learned that the employees were hiding in a back room and that the suspect was attempting to get inside,” Portland Police said in a statement late Friday.
The suspect struggled with officers after he was hit by their gunfire, police said.
Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw responded to the scene, police said, along with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office and representatives from the Office of Independent Police Review.
“I’m thankful there was no loss of life during this volatile situation,” Outlaw said in a statement. “The Police Bureau is committed to conducting a full and thorough investigation and we will share additional information when appropriate.”
Police said late Friday the investigation is ongoing.
On Saturday, Portland police identified the four officers involved in the incident as Lucas Brostean, Dustin Lauitzon, John Sapper and John Shadron. Shadron has served 19 years at the bureau, Sapper nine years, and Brostean and Lauitzon two years.
All four officers will be placed on administrative leave until the investigation is complete.
The Fred Meyer Hollywood location was open Saturday; the Starbucks remained closed.
OPB’s Ericka Cruz Guevarra contributed to this story.