A 38-year-old has been identified as the man fatally shot by a Portland police officer Sunday after authorities say he threatened a woman with a knife.
David W. Downs was shot around 9:40 a.m. after encountering Officers Nathan Kirby-Glatkowski and Jackson Oldham in the stairwell of a mixed-use building at 1331 N.W. Lovejoy St., police said. Downs at some point was holding the woman at knifepoint, according to the Police Bureau.
It’s not clear how long Downs has been in Portland, police said. His last listed address is in California.
Kirby-Glatkowski, who has been with the bureau for two years, shot Downs. Oldham, a four-year member of the agency, fired a weapon with non-lethal rounds, according to police.
The woman, who hasn’t been identified by police, was injured before the officers arrived, the bureau said. She was taken to a hospital for treatment. Police have not given an update on her condition.
No one else was injured.
The shooting occurred inside The Lovejoy, a nine-story building that includes offices, stores and a parking garage.
The shooting of Downs is the third fatal shooting involving a Portland officer this year.
Officers shot and killed Jeb Brock, 42, on April 29 in Southeast Portland after authorities said he’d stabbed four adults. A Portland police officer fatally shot 36-year-old Andre Gladen, a legally blind man, after he ran into a stranger’s home in early January.
— Everton Bailey Jr.
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