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