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Portland Cops Shoot Armed Man Trying to Carjack Vehicles on Interstate Ramp

Portland Cops Shoot Armed Man Trying to Carjack Vehicles on Interstate Ramp

On September 1, a police officer in Portland, Oregon, shot a man standing on a ramp on I-84 pointing a gun at passing cars.

Police say they received a number of 911 calls around 10:00 a.m. which “reported that a man was walking along the ramp with a gun, and it appeared he was trying to carjack motorists.”

According to the AP, when police arrived, the man was noncompliant, even directed his weapon at police. “The man ran from the freeway after he was struck by a bullet, and he collapsed on a nearby street.”

Police negotiators managed to get him to surrender before things escalated further, and he was taken to a hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

Officers have not said whether the gun the suspect possessed was real or fake. 

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