Portland Man Shot at Pioneer Courthouse Across From Pioneer Square

According to the Portland Police Bureau (PPB), a federal court security officer wounded a man during an “altercation” at Pioneer Courthouse on Monday morning (3 July).

The individual was transported to a hospital. According to police, the man’s injuries are not life-threatening. The security officer, identified by PPB as a member of the United States Marshals Service, was also transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening “injuries related to an assault.” The officer was unharmed.

Neither the individual who was shot nor the security officer were identified by police. The only information provided by police was that there was an altercation between the federal officer and a person at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, Southwest 6th Avenue is closed between Southwest Morrison Street and Southwest Yamhill Street. According to PPB, Pioneer Courthouse Square is also closed. According to a police spokesperson, MAX trains are still operating in the city, but they are not halting at the station near Pioneer Square.

Pioneer Courthouse Shooting in Portland Injures Man

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The shooting occurred at 6:31 a.m. on Monday. According to police, PPB Central Precinct officers who responded discovered the injured individual in the street and administered first aid before paramedics arrived.

According to Jason Roark, who told he witnessed the shooting, it began when the man approached the courthouse and hurled a drink at the doors. According to the witness, the security officer informed the man, “She’s not here,” after which the man attempted to enter the building, resulting in an altercation between the man and the guard. The witness stated that the man placed the guard in a chokehold, after which the guard fired two shots at the man.

Roark said –

“They were tussling pretty aggressively.”

“The suspect was getting the best of the security guard because he was bigger. Before the security guard let the suspect choke him out or kill him, the security guard gained access to his firearm and I heard two [shots].”

The police have not verified the witness information regarding the altercation. Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Federal Protective Service, U.S. Marshals Service, and Portland Police Bureau, are conducting an investigation into the incident.

The FBI Portland special agent in command, Kieran Ramsey, issued a statement via Twitter –

Ramsey said in the statement –

“Assaults on federal officers will not be tolerated and will be addressed swiftly by our office so those who protect our communities can continue to carry out their sworn duty.”

“We are working closely with our federal and local law enforcement partners in this investigation. All investigative information will be given to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and they will determine if federal charges will be filed.”

Det. Erik Kammerer and Det. Mike Schmerber can be reached at 503-823-0762 and [email protected], respectively, if you have any information concerning this shooting. Please reference Case No. 23-174369.

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