PORTLAND -- A man killed in an officer-involved shooting Saturday has been identified, and police have connected him to a home invasion robbery last week.
Billy Wayne Simms, 28, died after an officer opened fire on his car, which crashed into a North Portland apartment Saturday afternoon, according to Lt. Robert King of the Portland Police Bureau.
Simms was attempting to elude officers after allegedly firing a gun at a car with five occupants inside, police said.
Investigators processing the scene after the crash Saturday found a handgun in the car, King said.
Police said Sunday that Simms was suspected of menacing with a gun at a Southeast Portland home just before the alleged shooting incident. He was also tied to the robbery of a medical marijuana grow in the 10400 block of Southeast Division on July 23.
The officer involved in the shooting was identified as 10-year veteran Justin Clary. He was placed on administrative leave during the investigation.
Simms was also suspected of trying to use counterfeit money at a Southwest Portland McDonald's restaurant on July 20.