SERT Officer-Involved Shooting Update

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November 23, 2010 07:55 UPDATE: Portland Police are continuing their investigation into last night’s officer-involved shooting involving an armed, barricaded man, who was shooting at police. After the fire was brought under control, police found the subject deceased. Since notification of family is complete, the Bureau can release the identitiy of the man; he is 46-year-old Craig Boehler.
Fire investigators are still trying to determine if the house is structurely safe for police and fire personnel to enter. There is still much of the investigation to be done. The investigation is continuing.

At 12:40 a.m. on November 23, 2010, Portland Police Officers responded to a call in the 11000 Block of SE 106th and Cherry Blossom regarding a family disturbance.

When they arrived, they discovered that a father, adult son and adult daughter were in the midst of an argument and gunfire had been exchanged. Officers were able to coordinate getting the father and daughter safely out of the house. However, the son remained in the house and continued to fire at officers.

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) was activated. When they arrived, the man continued to fire at SERT and a SERT officer returned fire. At some point, officers noticed a fire in the rear of the house and called the Fire Bureau to respond. It is not known yet the origin of the fire.

The PIO has just arrived on scene. She will meet media at the end of the intersection on 106th and Cherry Blossom.


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