PORTLAND, Ore. – A U-Haul outlet worker was justified in shooting and killing an armed robber in early January, a grand jury has decided.

The man who was shot, identified as 53-year-old Robert Porter of Newberg, entered the store at 4831 SE Powell Blvd. the evening of Jan. 3 and demanded money while brandishing a handgun, according to Portland police.

The employee, 27-year-old Tyson B. Pfau, shot Porter several times. Pfau has a valid concealed handgun permit.

Armed robbery susect shot, killed at SE Portland U-Haul
Armed robbery susect shot, killed at SE Portland U-Haul

Porter was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police said he was a suspect in multiple robberies in the Portland area before the U-Haul incident.

Pfau and two witnesses cooperated with police. Investigators are collecting surveillance video of the shooting. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Homicide Detail Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991.

Deadly shooting at U-Haul on SE Powell

Posted by Mike Benner - KGW on Wednesday, January 3, 2018