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Vacant home check near Sellwood Park turns into officer-involved shooting

One officer is on paid administrative leave after firing their handgun during a premises check at a home in Sellwood.
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PORTLAND, Ore — A Portland Police officer is on paid administrative leave after firing their gun during a premises check near SE 6th Avenue and Nehalem, police said.

On Sunday at around 2:30 police were called to check a vacant house. When officers were checking the residence, they found a person and one officer fired their gun, officials said.

Police said there was information that the person in the house was armed, so Sert and the crisis negotiation team were called in to assist. A shelter in place was issued to the surrounding neighborhood. 

A robot was sent into the residence and the person was safely taken into custody. Police lifted the shelter in place order.

Medical personnel checked the subject for injury and it was determined they were OK. No officers sustained any injury either, police said.

The officer involved in the shooting is a 7-year veteran of the Central Precinct. The officer's name will be released on Monday, per bureau policy. 

"We are relieved no one was injured during this dynamic incident," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "There is a lot of information to be gathered about what transpired today, including internal and external reviews."

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