Portland, Ore. — Portland Police were called to the Home Depot store near Airport Way for a theft call at 2:05 p.m. Thursday. While on the way, the call was upgraded to a shooting call.
Police Lieutenant Tina Jones tells KXL a “suspect” was injured and taken to the hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. A customer from the store was also injured but was treated for minor injuries at the scene.
Sources inside the Police Bureau tell KXL the incident started when security started following a theft suspect and a private citizen saw what was happening and also started following.
Outside of the store near a local bike path, sources say the suspect pulled out a flare gun and shot the citizen in the face. The citizen then pulled a 9mm handgun and returned fire. The suspect was shot at least 5 times.
Police say there is no on-going risk to the community related to this matter but detectives are looking fore witnesses and video footage of what happened.