MILWAUKIE, Ore. -- A man died from gunshot wounds after he was shot by Milwaukie police Wednesday.

At around 8 a.m. police began to pursue a man in a vehicle at Southeast 52nd Avenue and Harney Drive. They chased the driver until he pulled over near the intersection of Southeast Johnson Creek Boulevard and 37th Avenue, according to Sgt. Pete Simpson with the Portland Police Bureau.

At that time, two police officers fired their weapons into the vehicle and hit the suspect, according to witnesses.

Portland officers arrived in the area and helped make the scene safe. No officers have been injured, Simpson said.

Officers performed CPR and the man was taken away by ambulance. He died on the way to the hospital, police said.

Witnesses to the shooting told KGW it was unclear to them why police fired on the man.

The Clackamas County Major Crimes Team and the Portland Police Bureau were conducting a joint investigation. When the investigation is complete, it will be reviewed by the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office.

The two officers involved were placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure for the Milwaukie Police Department. Names of the officers and suspect were not yet released, pending further investigation.


Mark Hanrahan contributed to this report

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