Man wounded by police is a suspect in bank robbery, burglary
Portland police said the 31-year-old suspect shot and wounded Wednesday afternoon in Northeast Portland is also wanted in connection with a Washington County bank robbery and an early morning burglary in Yamhill County.
The man, identified Thursday, Aug. 31, as Jesse Lee Brockner, was treated in a local hospital for what police said was non-life-threatening injury. The hospital released him Wednesday and he was lodged in Multnomah County Jail.
Officer David Staab, a 24-year police bureau veteran involved in the shooting, was placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure. An internal review of the incident will be completed and will go to the Police Review Board.
The investigation involves the Portland Police Bureau, FBI and Yamhill County Sheriff's Office.
The shooting happened at about 12:43 p.m. Aug. 30, near Northeast 55th Avenue from East Burnside Street, when officers tried to stop a stolen turquoise 1987 Chevrolet Blazer. The Chevy was reportedly stolen during a burglary early that morning in Yamhill County.
Officers learned that the vehicle was linked to a robbery of the U.S. Bank branch at 18485 S.W. Farmington Road. The suspect used a handgun to rob the branch at 9:29 a.m., and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Officers saw the Chevrolet near Southeast Cesar Chavez Boulevard and Clinton Street. They attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver sped away with police in pursuit. The driver turned north on Northeast 55th Avenue and crashed into a parked vehicle.
Officers shouted commands at the suspect after the crash, but he did not comply. During the encounter, an officer fired a handgun, injuring the suspect.
Officers provided aid to the suspect until medical personnel arrived. The suspect was taken to an area hospital for treatment.