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One Dead in Officer-Involved Shooting at Portland's Hoyt Arboretum

March 23, 2010  | 

A Portland police officer shot and killed a man Monday afternoon in Southwest Portland's Hoyt Arboretum, but the victim's name and age were unavailable Monday evening.

Few details emerged about what led to the incident, which took place shortly after 3 p.m. after police responded to the arboretum on reports of some sort of disturbance. The shooting took place shortly after they arrived.

"There was one officer involved in the use of deadly force," said Detective Mary Wheat, a police spokeswoman, "but other officers were responding." 

She said the incident took place near the Hoyt Arboretum offices and parking lot, 4000 S.W. Fairview Boulevard, across Fairview from the arboretum shelter, a popular outdoor venue for weddings, parties and other events.

Portland's KATU is reporting that police were responding to a disturbance call and that witnesses say a knife was involved.

Read Full Story at OregonLive.com


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