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Police Kill Man With Gun At Portland Hospital

9:33 AM, Feb 18, 2013   |    comments
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Portland, OR (KOIN) - Police shot and killed a man who was reportedly armed with a gun, officials said.

Sgt. Pete Simpson, a police spokesman, said the incident started Sunday around 9:30 p.m. when officers from East Precinct were alerted of a man armed with a gun in the parking lot of Portland Adventist Hospital.

As officers were looking for the man, the hospital went into lock-down to, a hospital spokesperson confirmed.

During the search, several officers encountered the man and shots were fired, Simpson said. Specific details of the shooting have not been released.

The suspect died on scene, police said.

No officers were hurt. A hospital spokesperson said no staff or patients from the hospital were injured. 

Homicide detectives will be tasked with looking into the circumstances of the officer-involved-shooting. Once their investigation is complete, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office will review the case, officials said. 
Simpson said any officer involved with the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave, which is a standard police policy. 

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