CCW carrier shot by police after gun falls out of holster
Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:01 am
An incident involving Portland State University police officers as described by the local public broadcasting station https://www.opb.org/news/article/portland-state-officers-administrative-leave/:
According to Smith, the man who was shot was “trying to be a good samaritan” and break up the fight that had ensued. University police appeared, Smith said, but did not appear to try to stop the fight.
Smith said the victim, who had a gun attached to his right side, tripped while trying to break up the fight.
“The gun slipped out of the holster when he had fallen, and I think he may have tried to retrieve it,” Smith said. “Then they said ‘gun.’”
That’s when police fired, she said.
“There was absolutely no hesitation at all,” she said. “[The officer] went straight for his gun.”
Smith said the victim’s back was turned to police when he was shot.