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Driver shot by police in NE Portland identified; faces multiple charges

The suspect, Darrin Carr, fled on I-205 and I-84 before crashing near the Wood Village exit. He is facing multiple charges.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Editor's note: the video above originally aired on May 22.

A Portland police officer shot a man in Northeast Portland's Sunderland neighborhood after he allegedly drove toward officers in a stolen truck Saturday morning.  

The events unfolded just after 12:30 a.m. when police got a report of a suspect driving a stolen white Ford F-350 pickup in Northeast Portland.

At about 12:45 a.m., police located a pickup of the same make and model stopped at Northeast 33rd Drive and Sunderland Avenue. Police soon learned this was not the same F-350 as the original call, but it also happened to have been reported stolen. 

When officers got out of their vehicle to investigate, the suspect, identified as Darrin Carr, drove toward them, police said.

Credit: Portland Police Bureau
Darrin Carr was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on multiple charges.

An officer, identified as Colby Marrs, an eight-year veteran with PPB, opened fire, injuring the suspect, but he continued to flee in the stolen truck. 

Carr fled on I-205 southbound to I-84 eastbound before crashing just off the freeway in Wood Village, in the 2500 block of Northeast 238th Drive. Police said they used spike strips to flatten at least one of the suspect's tires. 

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Carr was taken to a hospital and has been released, police said. 

He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Carr is charged with two counts of attempted assault in the second degree, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, attempting to elude by vehicle, possession of a motor vehicle and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

"This was a dynamic, challenging call, which spanned multiple jurisdictions, and I'm grateful that there were not more injuries," said Chief Chuck Lovell, who responded to the scene. 

Per protocol, Marrs will be on administrative leave until the shooting investigation is completed. 

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