Date: July 26, 2022
Involved Bureau Member: Officer Kyle Roush
On July 26, 2022, at 1:12 AM, officers from the North Precinct responded to the 6700 block of North Fessenden Street on reports of a shot being fired. A witness reported hearing a shot in the area. Another witness reported hearing a shot, seeing the flash from a gun, and thought they may have just witnessed a homicide.
Officers arrived and located a person they believed to be involved. Officers attempted to contact the suspect who was associated with a truck. During the incident, the suspect rammed a police car with the truck. The suspect then appeared to attempt run over the officer who was on foot. The officer then fired at the driver.
Another officer attempted to stop the suspect with his patrol car. The suspect hit that police car and drove off. A pursuit of the vehicle began and shortly after the officer lost the vehicle in the St Johns Neighborhood. The suspect was not located and it is unknown if he was injured during the incident.
The officer involved in this shooting is identified as Officer Kyle Roush, a 5-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau.
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.