Gunfire erupts during traffic stop, man dies

A heavy police presence near SE 42 and Johnson Creek Blvd. in Milwaukie following reported shooting involving police, June 11, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
A heavy police presence near SE 42 and Johnson Creek Blvd. in Milwaukie following reported shooting involving police, June 11, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

MILWAUKIE, Ore. (KOIN 6) — One person died after a traffic stop erupted in gunfire between the driver and Milwaukie police officers Wednesday morning.

Police tried to pull the car over at SE 52nd and Harney, officials told KOIN 6 News, but the car didn’t stop until the area of SE 32nd and Johnson Creek Boulevard.

No officers were reported injured in a traffic stop shooting July 11, 2014. (KOIN 6)
No officers were reported injured in a traffic stop shooting July 11, 2014. (KOIN 6)

It’s not clear at this time what the reason for the traffic stop was, nor what happened that escalated into gunfire.

The shooting happened in a part of Portland that lies within Clackamas County.

Two Milwaukie police officers were involved in the shooting. They performed CPR on the man, who was rushed to a nearby hospital.

He later died from his wounds.

Witness Kristina Young looked outside her kitchen window and saw police surrounding a white car. She told KOIN 6 News she could not hear what the officers were saying but was able to see the situation escalate quickly.

She said the suspect’s vehicle hit the Milwaukie police car. Within seconds, she said, at least one officer started shooting.

“I heard about four gunshots,” she said.

No officers were hurt.

The man’s name has not been released, and an autopsy is set for Thursday.

The Milwaukie officers were placed on administrative leave, standard protocol in these matters.

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