Timestamp8/23/14 21:12
Date Searched18-Feb-13
StateOR - Oregon
Victim NameMerle Hatch
Victim's GenderMale
Hispanic or Latino OriginUnknown
Hit or Killed?Killed
Armed or Unarmed?Unarmed
WeaponToy/fake/non-lethal gun
SummaryPolice were called to a disturbance at the Portland Adventist Medical Center. Suspect had threatened staff of the hospital and was in the parking lot. Officers commanded the suspect to surrender, and he charged them from a distance of 65 yards. Officers shot him at 17 yards. Audio of the incident is available from the linked page. Facts emerging after the incident: the suspect may have been a resident at the hospital; the suspect had fashioned an object in the rough shape of a handgun from a telephone receiver; the suspect had been involved in a bank robbery the previous week.
Source Linkhttp://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=3771
Was the Shooting Justified?3
County State OR - Oregon