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Isaac Seavey

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Officer-involved shooting

Date: December 6, 2023
Subject: Isaac L. Seavey, 27
Bureau Members: Officer Justin Clary

On December 6, 2023, at 10:03 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to reports of a theft in the 9000 block of Northeast Marx Drive. The initial investigation led two officers to a recreational vehicle parked along the street. There was an encounter between the officers and an adult male, later identified as 27-year-old Isaac L. Seavey. The encounter resulted in one officer using deadly force. The adult male was pronounced dead at the scene. The Medical Examiner determined Seavey died from gunshot wounds. 

Both officers involved in the call were placed on paid administrative leave, per policy. During that investigation, detectives located a handgun near the deceased individual. Detectives have also learned more about the initial theft call. They have determined that someone who works in the area reported theft of power from a business.

As is standard practice, the Portland Police Bureau Homicide Unit is investigating the incident in conjunction with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and East County Major Crimes Team, all of whom responded to the scene. After all available facts have been gathered, they will be forwarded to the District Attorney's Office.

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