Grand jury: Oregon U-Haul worker justified in killing robber

January 22, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Multnomah County grand jury has cleared a U-Haul employee in the shooting death of a man who tried to rob the business at gunpoint earlier this month.

Portland police said 53-year-old Robert Porter brandished a handgun while demanding money at the U-Haul location on Southeast Powell Boulevard. Employee Tyson Pfau fired his handgun, striking Porter multiple times.

The grand jury decided Friday that no criminal prosecution was warranted. The 27-year-old employee is licensed to carry a concealed handgun.

Detectives believe Porter had robbed other Portland businesses before hitting U-Haul on Jan. 3.

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