The driver of a stolen pickup truck who drove at high speeds throughout the Portland area and briefly into Washington state before being trapped at a dead end by police was shot by officers, according to Portland police.
Around 1:30 a.m., Portland police were called to Southwest 3rd Avenue and Ash Street after a stolen truck was reported. The man drove at high speeds, sometimes into oncoming traffic, as cops followed him from the air. He briefly entered Washington before looping back into northwest Portland on I-5.
At 2:38 a.m., officers surrounded the man on Northwest Ash Street, with police radioing that shots had been fired. Two cops then shot at the man, according to authorities. No law enforcement personnel were harmed in the incident.
The perpetrator was taken to a hospital with a non-life-threatening wound, according to police. Andreus Boinay, the man who was arrested, is 27 years old and lives in Portland. He had been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of reckless endangering another person, reckless driving, unauthorized use of a vehicle
The cops who opened fire were placed on paid leave while the shooting is investigated. Their names have not been released yet.
The event was under investigation by the authorities.