- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Multnomah County grand jury has determined that the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man during a domestic violence call in May was justified.

Authorities say Gresham police officers Gavin Sasser and Kevin Carlson fired at Bodhi Phelps May 24 after he ran from officers, who gave chase. Phelps then allegedly threatened them with two knives.

Police say Phelps had assaulted his girlfriend and forced her into a car minutes before.

Police say witnesses reported hearing the officers tell him multiple times to drop the knives before Phelps was hit by 11 of 12 bullets fired. Phelps was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday the grand jury “determined that the use of deadly force against Mr. Phelps was justified under the criminal law.”



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