GLADSTONE -- A man was shot by police officers after they responded to a report of a domestic disturbance about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of W. Fairfield, where the suspect, 23-year-old Michael Evans, was reportedly "tearing the house apart," according to the Gladstone Police Dept. Investigators said the man was armed with a knife.
Gladstone police asked the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team to investigate the shooting. Two Gladstone officers, Steve Mixson and Christopher Spore, were placed on paid administrative leave.
One of the officers fired multiple rounds and Evans died at the scene, police said.
A neighbor who lives a few houses down from the shooting scene said he heard five shots fired. A second heard four shots.
A man who said he was Evans' father of the deceased told KGW that he had "some issues."
Jim Reynolds was a friend of the Evans.
"The kid is not mentally stable by any stretch," Reynolds said, "but the kid is not a threat with a knife. The cops know him by first, middle and last name. They've all arrested him several times. And the kid has been begging for help for years. I don't know why they had to shoot him four times."