Date: May 6, 2022
Suspect: Matthew R. Leahey, 36
Involved Bureau Members: Officers Adi Ramic, Michelle Petty, Whitney Anderson, and John Bartlett
On Friday, May 6, 2022, at 9:12 p.m., two Portland Police officers assigned to the Focused Intervention Team (FIT) were on patrol when they conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for multiple violations at Northeast 78th Avenue and Northeast Mason Street.
The suspect was transported to the hospital by ambulance with life-threatening injuries.
Detectives have confirmed that there was an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and four Portland Police Officers. During the incident it was initially believed that an officer was struck by gunfire. Officers assessed him and it was determined he was not. A semiautomatic handgun was seized as evidence.
The officers, all of whom are assigned to the Focused Intervention Team, were placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation. They have since returned to work.
Officer Adi Ramic, a 12-year veteran of PPB
Officer Michelle Petty, a 5-year veteran
Officer Whitney Anderson, a 3-year veteran
Officer John Bartlett, a 5-year veteran
On Friday, May 27, 2022, the suspect Matthew R. Leahey, 36, was released from the hospital. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Murder in the First Degree, Attempted Assault in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. On July 27, 2002, a Multnomah County Circuit Judge ordered Leahey held without bail on a seven-count indictment at the end of a preventive detention hearing.
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.