Portland man killed by police, officer wounded during confrontation

PORTLAND, Ore. — Police say a man was fatally shot during a confrontation with officers near Wilson High School in southwest Portland and an officer was wounded.

Sgt. Pete Simpson said the officer’s injury is not life-threatening.

The Oregonian reports that police and witnesses say an officer bleeding from an upper-arm wound was led away from the scene late Wednesday afternoon and taken to a hospital.

The gunfire came after officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle near the school.

Witness John Canda told the newspaper he saw a uniformed officer tell a man to stop. Canda said the man sat down on a retaining wall, then stood and turned toward the officer. Canda said that’s when he saw the officer fire. He said he later saw a gun beside the man’s body.

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