PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland shot and killed a man in a city park Friday morning after responding to reports of a person with a gun, authorities said.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports police confronted the man at Lents Park and at least one officer fired, killing the man.
KOIN 6 said Portland Police got a call at 9:30 a.m. of suspicious circumstances with a weapon.
Portland Police have said that no officers were injured.
The man who was killed was not identified.
A city spokesman said that Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, his chief of staff Bobby Lee, public safety advisor Robert King and Assistant Police Chief Chris Davis were all heading to the scene of the shooting.
Officer Involved Shooting briefing with Acting Chief Chris Davis – https://t.co/GwyAu3j2bf
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) April 16, 2021
Later, an angry crowd has gathered in the park.
The man killed was not identified, but a witness said he appeared to be experiencing a mental health crisis.
Authorities say the investigation into the shooting is being hampered by a crowd that gathered at the scene and pulled down police tape designed to keep people away.