By PoliceOne Staff
PORTLAND, Ore. — An officer was critically injured and another wounded by shrapnel Sunday after a "distraught, suicidal 61-year-old man" opened fire on police.
According to Portland Chief Mike Reese, an officer knocked on a door in response to a call and was immediately shot through the door. After scrambling for cover, he called for backup, and one of the responding officers was shot in the abdomen by what was believed to be a rifle with a scope, according to The Oregonian.
That officer was rushed in for emergency surgery. He is currently in recovery and listed in critical condition.
According to The Oregonian, officers were able to defuse the standoff with the suspect, convincing him to surrender. He is currently in custody.
The two officers who initially responded were Central Precinct Officers Andrew Kofoed and Timothy Lowry. The bullet went through Kofoed's pant leg but didn't hit him, according to KPTV, but shrapnel hit his vest.
The following video discusses the suspect's emotional condition as well as the improved health of one of the officers. A full release from the Portland Police Department can be seen below the video.