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BREAKING: Portland Officer Shot While Helping DEA Serve Warrant

Portland, OR – A Portland police officer was shot while helping serve a warrant in North Portland on Friday morning.

The incident occurred just before 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 27 as officers from the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) were assisting federal officers in serving a narcotics search warrant in the 1600-block of North Willis Boulevard, The Oregonian reported.

Portland police said PPB’s Special Emergency Reaction Team was assisting Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents with the warrant service when the suspect opened fire.

The first shots fired call went over the radio at 7:28 a.m., according to The Oregonian.

A Portland officer was shot in the leg.

He was transported to Legacy Emmanuel Medical Center for treatment of what was believed to be a non-life-threatening wound, The Oregonian reported.

Dispatchers said “the subject is still shooting” at 7:37 a.m.

A standoff ensued with the barricaded suspect that lasted until just before 9 a.m., when Portland police confirmed they had fatally shot the gunman, KATU reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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