PORTLAND – Three men were indicted Tuesday for their alleged involvement in a Southwest Portland robbery and a shootout that injured an officer and killed a police dog.
Paul Alan Ropp and Steven Jeffrey Young, both 20, and 25-year-old Jemaell Diamond Riley were all named in the 30-count indictment handed down by a Multnomah County grand jury Tuesday afternoon.
The three are suspected of a series of bungled crimes that culminated with an April 16 break-in at Blumenthal's Uniform and Equipment store.
After a police chase through Southwest Portland, the suspects crashed their vehicle and two were apprehended. Ropp fled and allegedly shot Officer Jeff Dorn with an AR-15 assault rifle and killed his K-9 partner, Mick.
Ropp was eventually captured after an hours-long search, several miles from the original crime scene.
On Tuesday, Ropp's charges included two counts of attempted aggravated murder with a firearm, assault with a firearm and aggravated animal abuse. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment.
Ropp does not have a criminal record.
The grand jury also determined that the officers' use of deadly force in defending themselves during the shootout was justified, according to Portland police.
Police shot Ropp in the head, but the injury was not life-threatening.
A public memorial honoring the service of K-9 Mick was scheduled for Monday May 12, at 10:30 a.m. Those wishing to attend were asked to contact K-9 Unit Officer Shawn Gore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tax-deductible donations can be sent directly to the Portland Police Bureau K-9 Unit, police said.