GRESHAM, Ore. -- Two officers opened fire and killed a 24-year-old man early Friday morning who threatened them with a weapon, according to Gresham police.
Officers were dispatched shortly after midnight to a call of a suspicious vehicle in Southwest Gresham. When they arrived, the suspect sped away. Police did not start a pursuit.
A short time later, police found the car crashed on Pleasant View Drive north of Highland Drive. Police say the suspect got out of the car and charged at them with a hatchet. Two officers opened fire and the suspect was shot. He died at the scene.
Gresham police identified the suspect on Monday as Dmitri Bullard of Gresham. He had recently moved to Oregon from Farmington, Utah, police say.
The officers involved in the shooting are Joshua Price, who has been with the Gresham Police Department for one year, and Brendon Hayes, who has been with the department for two years.
The East County Major Crime Team is investigating the shooting. Anyone with information about the incident or about Bullard is asked to call Gresham police at 503-618-2719.