Grand Jury clears Portland officer who fatally shot knife-wielding man



We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Subjects:

Places:

 


PORTLAND, Oregon — A Multnomah County grand jury has cleared a Portland police officer who fatally shot a man armed with a double-bladed knife last month.

The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/h9w2Fe) the grand jury found no criminal wrongdoing by officer Thomas Clark, and determined he was justified in shooting 36-year-old Christopher Ryan Healy during a burglary.

The 36-year-old Healy was homeless and was originally from Erie, Pennsylvania.

Healy was fatally wounded when he advanced on two officers with a 10-inch, double-bladed knife. Officials said Clark fired two shots after Healy got too close; the other officer used a stun gun on the man.

The confrontation happened after a neighbor who saw Healy break into his duplex called police. Authorities say another neighbor had allowed Healy to stay at her place, causing a neighborhood dispute.


Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com

All content copyright ©2015 Daily Reporter, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Click here to read our privacy policy.
Daily Reporter • 22 W. New Road • Greenfield, IN 46140 • (317) 462-5528