Robbery suspect shot by Portland police identified

Police shoot bank robbery suspect

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland police have identified the robbery suspect who was shot and wounded by police on Wednesday, Oct. 25, in North Portland.

The suspect, 25-year-old Chase A. Peeples of Tacoma, Washington, remains at a local hospital where he is receiving treatment for his injuries. He is expected to survive. Once he is released from the hospital, police say he will be lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

The first robbery occurred at Ace Check Cashing, located at 2722 N. Lombard Street. Employees called 911 at 1:15 p.m. and reported that a black man in his 20s had robbed the store.

Minutes later, police say the same suspect robbed the U.S. Bank branch at 3233 N. Lombard St.

In both robberies, the suspect presented a note demanding money. He never showed a weapon, according to Sgt. Chris Burley with Portland police.

As officers were searching the area, they encountered a man matching the suspect's description near the intersection of North Oatman Avenue and Saratoga Street. The suspect refused to follow commands to put his hands in the air and moved toward the officers while putting his hand in his pocket, according to a news release from Portland police. Officer Ryan Reagan fired multiple rounds from his handgun and shot the suspect.

No weapons were found at the scene. Police said the suspect's clothes and backpack will be searched, pending search warrant approval.

On Thursday, police said the suspect was in serious condition but expected to survive. 

Reagan, a 19-year veteran of PPB, will remain on paid administrative leave, per police policy, until a Multnomah County grand jury investigation is complete. 

Neighbors said it sounded like someone "unloaded." They heard 6-8 shots.

No officers were hurt.

The suspect was taken to a Portland hospital. Police expect him to survive. His name has not been released. He will face state and federal charged upon his release from the hospital.

Portland police homicide detectives are investigating the shooting.

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