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Richard Shawn Perez

Officer-involved shooting

Date: May 6, 2024
Suspect: Richard Shawn Perez, 45
Bureau Members: Sergeant Justin Thurman; Officers Dewey Madison, Sebastian Precup, Jake Ramsey

On Monday, May 6, 2024, at approximately 5:15 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau’s Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served a search warrant at a home in the 100 block of Southeast 124th Avenue. The warrant was connected to a Major Crimes Unit Investigation. At approximately 6:34 p.m., during the service of the search warrant, an adult male fired at officers. The officers returned fire, striking the suspect. A SERT medic was on scene and immediately started lifesaving measures, but at 6:38 p.m., the suspect, an adult male, was pronounced deceased. A firearm was located near the suspect.

No officers were Injured In this incident. All four directly involved are on paid administrative leave, which is standard protocol following an officer-involved shooting.

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

Black handgun at the scene of OIS