Man Attacking with Crowbar Killed by Portland Officer
June 12, 2014
A Portland, Ore., police officer fatally shot a man near the Springwater Corridor Trail after he swung a crowbar at officers investigating an assault and attempted robbery Thursday morning, police said.
"Our job is to protect ourselves," police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson told the Oregonian. "A man armed with a crowbar that can inflict deadly force on an officer ... you're going to defend your life."
Displaying 1 - 1 of 1
S.S. @ 6/13/2014 6:51 AM
The Officer had no other option. Good job Officer.
Join the Discussion
Other Recent News
Streamlight Inc. has introduced the Double Clutch USB, a compact, low-profile LED headlamp...
Peters, a 52-year-old military veteran, is charged with attempted murder and aggravated...
A shooting spree stretched across three Snohomish County, Wash., cities Wednesday evening,...
Officers chased the man and tackled him to the ground, according to Chicago police. While...
The death will be investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement but according...