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Oregon police cleared of killing man holding knife to woman

June 5, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A grand jury has determined two Oregon police officers were justified in fatally shooting a man who was holding a woman at knifepoint.

KPTV reported Tuesday that Portland Police Bureau Sgt. James Mooney and Officer Michael Gonzalez killed 42-year-old Jeb Collin Brock on April 29.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office says the grand jury determined the deadly force was “a lawful act of self-defense and/or defense of a third person.”

Authorities say a third officer used nonlethal force against Brock when police responded to a report of a stabbing at a Portland home.

Police say four stabbing victims were transported to a hospital.

A 1-year-old child who was in the room during the shooting was later reunited with the mother.

Investigators have not revealed a motive for the stabbings.

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

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