- Associated Press - Thursday, January 19, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A grand jury has found that a Portland police officer was justified in using deadly force in a shooting in December.

KPTV-TV reports (https://goo.gl/Enj5wc ) the Multnomah County grand jury made the determination Thursday.

Investigators say Steven Wayne Leffel fired shots at officers from inside a residence Dec. 6 before coming outside with a rifle.

Portland Police Bureau officer Lawrence Keller shot and killed the 52-year-old man and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Keller has been with the bureau for 22 years.

The medical examiner determined Leffel died of a single gunshot wound.

Investigators said at the time of the shooting it was unknown what caused him to fire at officers and confront them with a rifle.

No officers were injured in the shooting.


Information from: KPTV-TV, https://www.kptv.com/

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