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UPDATE: Relatives Of Police Shooting Victim Say Transient Was Blind And Schizophrenic

Relatives of a man who was shot and killed by a Portland police officer say he was legally blind and suffered from paranoid schizophrenia.

Posted: Jan 7, 2019 8:13 AM
Updated: Jan 9, 2019 1:46 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Relatives of a man who was shot and killed by a Portland police officer say he was legally blind and suffered from paranoid schizophrenia.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 36-year-old Andre Catrel Gladen was shot at a southeast Portland home and declared dead at a hospital Sunday.

His cousin Diamond Randolph says Gladen had been living in Sacramento, California, but went to Portland in December.

Witness Desmond Pescaia says police were called after Gladen wouldn't leave the home.

Pescaia says the officer used a stun gun on Gladen following a struggle.

Pescaia says the officer fired three shots from his handgun after Gladen pulled out a knife and went toward the officer.

Updated 01/09/19 at 1:44 a.m.


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Portland police officer fatally shot a man at a Southeast Portland home after the landlord reported a stranger who appeared to be homeless and suffering from a mental illness lying on a tenant's door stoop.

An officer responded about 2 p.m. Sunday to a report of an "unwanted person" at the home.

Police spokesman Sgt. Chris Burley said the man wouldn't leave the property and the officer requested backup, then soon reported "shots fired."

The man was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he was declared dead.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave under standard police policy and will be identified within 24 hours.

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