Date: January 6, 2019
Suspect: Andre C. Gladen, 36
Involved Bureau Member: Officer Consider Vosu
On Sunday, January 6, 2019, at 2:03 p.m., an East Precinct officer responded to the report that a person arrived at a residence in the 9600 block of Southeast Market Street and refused to leave the property.
An officer arrived at the location and located the suspect, who entered the residence reportedly without permission. The officer, the resident and the suspect were inside the residence when the shooting occurred. The officer deployed his Taser, but it was not effective and the officer then fired his duty firearm, striking the suspect.
Immediately after the suspect was injured, the officer requested emergency medical responders to the location. Responding cover officers provided the suspect with emergency medical first aid until medical personnel arrived on scene and transported him to a Portland hospital by ambulance, where he was pronounced deceased.
During the investigation, a knife was located inside the home and seized as evidence. The officer testified at Grand Jury that the knife was his.
The involved Portland Police Bureau Officer was identified as Officer Consider Vosu, who had been with the Police Bureau one year and eleven months.
Once the investigation was complete, it was forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for presentation to the Grand Jury. On February 22, 2019, a Multnomah County Grand Jury determined that the officer was justified in his use of deadly force shooting death of Andre Gladen.
As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau conducts an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is composed of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.
The Portland Police Bureau's directive outlining the procedures followed after an officer-involved shooting may be found in Directive 1010.10.