VIDEO: Protests Start After Cops Cleared In Shooting Of Armed Gang Member

A grand jury ruled the officers who shot Patrick "Pat Pat" Kimmons were justified on the same day police released video.

Portland, OR – Police released surveillance video that captured the police shooting of an armed gang member on the same day the grand jury ruled the officers were justified in their use of deadly force (video below).

Portland officers from the Central Precinct and the Gang Enforcement Team were patrolling the downtown entertainment district when they heard sounds of gunfire just after 3 a.m. on Sept. 30, according to The Oregonian.

Parking lot surveillance videos showed that the shooter, 27-year-old Patrick “Pat Pat” Kimmons, not only shot two people in front of the police, but he literally ran directly at responding officers.

Portland Police Department Spokesperson Officer Natasha Haunsperger said the officers “engaged” Kimmons, a known Rollin 60's Crip gang member and convicted felon, near Harvey Milk Street and Southwest Third Avenue.

The video showed that a person near the back end of the parking lot, later identified as Kimmons, fired a gun at a group of people.

Then he ran across the parking lot, right at Portland Police Sergeant Garry Britt and Portland Police Officer Jeffrey Livingston, the video showed.

The video showed Kimmons ran between two cars and away from the officers, and then the officers fired at him several times.

The police investigation found that Sgt. Britt fired seven shots and Officer Livingston fired five, The Oregonian reported.

After Kimmons was shot, police provided first aid in the form of seals on his chest wounds and a tourniquet on his leg, according to the police report.

Kimmons was transported to OHSU Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

A black Chevrolet Camaro dropped Kimmons’ two gunshot victims off at the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center later in the morning.

One of the victims had been hit in the chest and was taken into surgery.

Police said Kimmons shot the two people just before he was shot by Sgt. Britt and Officer Livingston.

After two days of testimony, the grand jury ruled on Oct. 31 that the use of deadly force by Sgt. Britt and Officer Livingston was "a lawful act of self-defense and/or defense of a third person," according to Oregon law, KGW reported.

Protesters have been blocking streets and wreaking havoc on traffic since the shooting, even though multiple witnesses said Kimmons had fired his weapon before the police.

It does not seem to matter to supporters that the dead man had a lengthy and violent criminal history and had shot two men seconds before being shot himself.

Kimmons was convicted of witness tampering in 2010, The Oregonian reported.

In 2011, he was convicted of possession of a firearm and delivery of cocaine.

Although he was court-ordered to stay away from gangs and gang activity as a condition of his sentence for his prior crimes, Kimmons and four other documented Crip gang members were arrested in 2013, following a report of multiple shots fired near the Grand Café, KATU reported.

Officers stopped the vehicle Kimmons and his cohorts were riding in and recovered a handgun from inside the car.

No one was injured during that shooting, and Kimmons was arrested for violation of his probation.

In April of 2014, Kimmons was the victim of a gang-related shooting, The Oregonian reported.

Protesting began even before Kimmons was dead, The Oregonian reported.

As officers arrived on the scene to back up Sgt. Britt and Officer Livingston, friends of the gang member surrounded the scene and threatened police.

"If one of my homies is dead, I'm gonna turn this city upside down,'' one man told Portland Police Sergeant Charles Asheim, according to The Oregonian.

As news of Kimmons’ death spread, demonstrators flocked to the scene with “Black Lives Matter” signs and chanted the gunman’s name.

“Today Portland police killed another black man,” one protester tweeted.

The protests about Kimmons death continued sporadically throughout October, but made major headlines after protesters and antifa took over the streets and started directing traffic on Oct. 6.

Videos were released that showed demonstrators threatening drivers and damaging an elderly man’s vehicle as he tried to get away from them.

In an effort to head off another round of protests verging on riots, the Multnomah County District Attorney's office met with Kimmons’ mother, Letha Winston, on Wednesday morning before the verdict was announced and showed her the video footage, the Oregonian reported.

"The verdict is not justifiable,'' Winston told reporters as she protested the grand jury’s findings outside the courthouse. "I'm gonna fight for my baby. How could you shoot a man after he already laid down flat?”

“The video that I see in the DA’s office, his hands was up. That’s the video that I see,” she claimed, alleging the Portland Police Bureau had somehow altered the video that was released to the public.

Police had also invited community leaders for a private viewing of the video and update on the investigation in hopes that they would try to quell the rising outrage from anti-police groups.

Thus far, those efforts appear to have been in vain as groups of protesters shut down blocks of Portland on Halloween. Kimmons’ supporters posted messages on social media asking other protesters to join them downtown.

You can see the video of the shooting below:

Comments (30)
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walkintall
walkintall

I know that I'm repeating myself here, but Portland is a cesspool. No further explanation is really necessary.

ArizonaG30
ArizonaG30

Another n----r mammy going to get rich off Portland.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Buckle up, folks! Get ready for yet another round of riots in Portland. Truth does not matter here - only what can be repeated by the mob counts.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Great job Mom in raising such a stellar citizen for a Son... He shot 2 other people and when police shoot him she's angry.......Why is it ok for Blacks to shoot each other and there are no repercussions yet when a white or black officer shoots a black person who's armed and shooting people not justified? There has to be something in their DNA I just don't get.......... Barbarians. Now Mom, head to the lottery office to collect your winnings (be sure to pay your taxes on your winnings also)

JBo
JBo

Break out the popcorn and beer then settle into your easy chair in front of the TV.

"If one of my homies is dead, I'm gonna turn this city upside down".

One of your "homies" just shot a couple of other of your "homies". I know...HLM, Homie Lives Mattter so which homies matter here?

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

You dead heads have let this sh#t continue! They don't care about the truth! Now, as it has been, an excuse to show their a$$es!

nadkram
nadkram

The world is better off now without that scumbag.

RPG156
RPG156

PBP was doing what we expect of them, running to the gunfire and returning it, protecting people by eliminating threats. Protestors are influenced by an organized campaign of misinformation, plain and simple.

LEO0301
LEO0301

And you wonder why most normal people think Black Lives Matter is a joke!

Skidoo
Skidoo

When you realize this occurred on Harvey Milk street in Portland then you know why that city is so much like San Francisco and why it is so leftist.

wmc50
wmc50

Why would you make a statement like that? And you wonder why people still use the term "racist". That is as racist a statement as I have seen in a long time. You're a stupid racist ass.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

WTF is wrong with these ignorant brain dead people???? Since when is a convicted felon gang member who just shot 2 people in front of the police, the damn victim??? Apple doesnt fall far from the tree, hey momma?? Hopefully with the video, she wont see a damn dime. Greedy stupid ass biatch!!!!

checksix
checksix

These "community activists" place the value of the life of "community member", who has been a "justice involved youth", over that of the Popo.

GForce48
GForce48

Got to love it when "the community" comes out and protests in support of a street thug over the police!

Mrs10
Mrs10

Portland. Enough said!

LEO0301
LEO0301

This is not a comment about this article but about this website in general. It is the only site that I frequent that I have "technical" problems with. I'll be reading an article when all of a sudden it disappears from the screen and is replace by either another article or a popup ad. I'll be writing a comment when the same thing happens. Or the screen jumps around like it has epilepsy. I hope I'm not the only one dealing with this problem. Like I said, this is the only site that I have this issue.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Apparently black criminals with guns are allowed to break the law. Strange.🤔

jessi q
jessi q

he got what he deserved won't be shooting no one else the world is now safe from him ,thank you officers .

HH3
HH3

Sad thought - some of these people vote!

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

What does @Hi_estComnDenomn usually say oh yeah, like clockwork.

Big_Tex
Big_Tex

Takin' out the trash-Good shoot AND keep the line moving!!!

mosmo5
mosmo5

I'd like to give these Police Officers a bag of candy and some popsicles like I do for the Officers in my area. This Criminal Got What He Had Coming! Every single one of these Protesters should be Legally Prohibited from ever being able to call the Police or receive any help from Law Enforcement Officers! Since they're protesting against them Doing Their Job, they shouldn't be able to get any help from them because that's completely against their "Beliefs".