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Tyrone Lee Johnson II

Officer-involved shooting

Date: December 27, 2023
Subject: Tyrone Lee Johnson II, 33
Bureau Members:  Officers John Bartlett, Adi Ramic, Brian Wheeler

On Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at 3:33p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a warrant call to a large department store in the 9800 block of Southeast Washington Street in Mall 205. The officers were advised a suspect in a previously reported robbery was attempting to steal merchandise. The suspect had an active warrant for his arrest. Members of the Focused Intervention Team (FIT) were nearby and responded to assist.

When officers located the suspect leaving the store, they moved in to arrest him in the parking lot. The suspect started running from the officers. As the suspect approached Southeast 96th Avenue on the west side of the mall parking lot, there was a confrontation and shots were fired by officers. The suspect was injured and officers requested EMS immediately. As additional resources arrived on scene, officers approached the suspect and confirmed that he was deceased.

The officers located a firearm next to the suspect. The suspect was identified as Tyrone Lee Johnson II, 33. The medical examiner determined that the cause of death was gunshot wounds.

No officers were injured in the incident. Three officers used deadly force, two from the Focused Intervention Team and one from East Precinct. The officers were placed on paid administrative leave, per policy. 

Black Handgun found at scene of OIS Johnson

As is standard practice, the Portland Police Bureau Homicide Unit is investigating the incident in conjunction with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office. 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