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Timestamp8/21/14 14:48
Date Searched17-Feb-13
StateOR - Oregon
CountyMultnomah
CityPortland
Victim NameMerle Mikal Hatch
Victim's Age50
Victim's GenderMale
RaceWhite
Hispanic or Latino OriginUnknown
Shots Fired6
Hit or Killed?Killed
Armed or Unarmed?Armed
WeaponToy/fake/non-lethal gun
SummaryPolice responded to reports of a man threatening hospital staff and security guards with a gun. Hatch was acting erratically and waving a black gun shaped object in a dark parking lot. After many attempts to calm Hatch, he charged the police and 3 officers shot and killed Hatch. The item in his hand was a broken phone handset.
Source Linkhttp://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/the-death-of-merle-hatch/Content?oid=8888987
Name of Officer or OfficersNathan Voeller, Andrew Hearst, and Royce Curtiss
ShootingsYes
Was the Shooting Justified?4
County StateMultnomah OR - Oregon
Year2013