PORTLAND, Ore. – A suspected burglar and bank robber is in custody after he was shot by a Portland police officer in Northeast Portland on Wednesday afternoon.
The driver of a stolen blue 1987 Chevrolet Blazer matched the description of a man wanted in connection with an Aloha bank robbery and a Yamhill County burglary, police said.
The Blazer was reported stolen at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday. About two hours later, Washington County sheriff's deputies responded to a robbery at a U.S. Bank on Farmington Road, where a man armed with a handgun got away with cash.
Officers tried to pull the suspect over in Southeast Portland, but he sped away and led them on a chase through neighborhoods into Northeast Portland, where he crashed into a parked car near Northeast 55th Avenue and Couch Street.
"The suspect was not complying with police commands and during the encounter with the suspect, an officer fired a handgun, injuring the suspect," police said in a news release.
One officer suffered an unspecified minor injury and was treated at the scene.
Andrea Long said the shooting happened in front of her home. Photos showed the suspect suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the shoulder.
The suspect, later identified as 31-year-old Jesse Lee Brockner, was treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries then released later in the day. He was lodged into the Multnomah County Jail.
David Staab, a 24-year-veteran in law enforcement, was the officer who shot Brockner. Staab will be interviewed by the police bureau's internal affairs investigators within 48 hours, police said, to follow the city's new policy approved last week.
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