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Investigation Update: Bank Robbery and Officer Involved - 01/06/22

RELEASE DATE:               Jan. 6, 2022

CONTACT PERSON:         On-duty PIO
CASE NUMBER:                 22-00446

 

Gresham, Ore. - The East County Major Crime Team (MCT) continues to investigate the bank robbery and officer-involved shooting that occurred on Tuesday, Jan. 4, in Gresham.

The involved officers are identified as Gresham Police Officer Mark Smith and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Phifer.

Officer Mark Smith has 31 years of total full-time law enforcement experience and is a 15-year veteran of the Gresham Police Department. Deputy Phifer is a 22-year veteran in law enforcement and has been employed with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and Portland Police Bureau (PPB) during his career. Deputy Phifer’s returned to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office last year after serving with PPB for 14 years.

The deputy and officer were placed on paid critical incident leave as standard protocol for both agencies in deadly force incidents.

The investigation is ongoing, and no further information will be released at this time.

The East County Major Crime Team is still seeking witnesses. Anyone who may have witnessed the bank robbery, shooting or car crashes is asked to contact Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office detectives at 503-988-0560 and refer to Gresham Police report number 22-00446.

Refer to prior press releases on FlashAlert for the summary of events.

 

 

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Suspect in Bank Robbery, Officer-Involved Shooting Identified - 01/05/22

RELEASE DATE:               Jan. 5, 2022

CONTACT PERSON:         On-duty PIO
CASE NUMBER:                 22-00446

 

The East County Major Crime Team (MCT) has identified the deceased male suspect at the center of the bank robbery and shooting investigations as 24-year-old Roman Ivan Kokhanevych, of Portland.

The East County Major Crime Team is still seeking witnesses. Anyone who may have witnessed the bank robbery, shooting or car crashes are asked to contact the MCT by calling Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office detectives at 503-988-0560 and referring to Gresham Police report number 22-00446.

 

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Roads Reopen Following Officer Involved Shooting, Bank Robbery Investigation - 01/05/22

Gresham, Ore. - Just after 1 p.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 5, roads in the area of NW Civic Drive and business access to the Gresham Station shopping center reopened. The area was closed for nearly 24 hours to perform a criminal investigation following an armed bank robbery and officer involved shooting. All TriMet service has been restored.

The Gresham Police Department and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office recognizes the impacts transportation, access to homes and to businesses, and we sincerely appreciate the public’s patience. There is no threat to the public, and all previously closed areas are safe.

The East County Major Crime Team is still seeking witnesses. Anyone who may have witnessed the bank robbery, shooting or car crashes are asked to contact the MCT by calling Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office detectives at 503-988-0560 and referring to Gresham Police report number 22-00446.

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Gresham Police and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Officer Involved Shooting, Bank Robbery Investigation Update (Photo) - 01/05/22

RELEASE DATE:               Jan. 5, 2022

CONTACT PERSON:         On-duty PIO
CASE NUMBER:                 22-00446

Gresham, Ore. - On Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 4:40 p.m., the Gresham Police Department (GPD) received a report of an armed robbery at the Key Bank, located in the 2600 block of Southeast Burnside Rd. Dispatchers relayed the suspect description as an adult white male wearing a hooded sweatshirt, and described the getaway car as a white Mercedes sport utility vehicle (SUV).

Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) deputies located the SUV in Troutdale shortly before 5 p.m. and initiated a traffic stop, but the suspect did not stop and a pursuit involving both agencies ensued. The suspect led law enforcement officers north on Southwest 257th Ave. to Northeast Marine Dr., and then returned to Gresham southbound on 223rd Ave. The suspect turned into a business park and ended up near NW Civic Dr.

While the suspect was driving, near NW Civic Dr., he opened the car door and fired several times at pursuing deputies. The suspect, and a female accomplice, exited the SUV and carjacked a driver at gunpoint, ordering the innocent motorist to drive. One MCSO deputy and one GPD officer fired their duty weapons at the suspect.

The innocent driver, carjacking victim, was rescued by officers and was not injured. Law enforcement officers took the female suspect into custody without further incident.

Lifesaving aid was provided to the suspect by law enforcement. Shortly after, medical personnel declared the suspect deceased.

No law enforcement officers were hurt in the event, and no one at the bank or on the roads reported injuries.

The East County Major Crime Team (MCT) was activated and is performing the investigation. MCT consists of members from the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, Gresham Police Department, Port of Portland Police Department, Oregon State Police, and the District Attorney’s Office. The FBI is also assisting due to the bank robbery.

The MCSO deputy and GPD officer involved in the shooting have been placed on critical incident leave, which is standard protocol for both agencies in events such as this.

The suspect is believed to be linked to additional, recent bank robberies in the Portland-metro area. His identity will be released at a later date and after next-of-kin notifications.

No further information regarding the other bank robberies is being released at this time.

The female suspect is identified as, 33-year-old Haley Hop. Hop is charged with:

  • Robbery in the First Degree
  • Robbery in the Second Degree

Anyone may have witnessed the bank robbery, shooting or car crashes are asked to contact the Major Crime Team by calling the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office detectives at 503-988-0560 and referring to Gresham Police report number 22-00446.

Detectives believe there may have been other victims involved in traffic crashes during this incident that have not yet been contacted by law enforcement.

The area near NW Civic Dr. will open around noon today.

Due to the ongoing, criminal investigation, no additional details will be released at this time.

 

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Gresham Police Investigating New Year's Day Homicide - 01/01/22

Gresham, Ore.—Just after 2:00pm today, Gresham Police responded to reports of a shooting in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 700 block of SE 187th ave. When officers arrived, they located a person who had died as a result of the shooting and officers quickly secured the scene and called investigators. Gresham Police detectives and members of the East Multnomah County Major Crimes Team (MCT) arrived and are currently interviewing neighbors and 911 callers to determine what lead up to the shooting. Crime scene investigators are reviewing surveillance camera footage from the area apartment complexes and residents to try to identify the suspect.

If you have information about this homicide and have not yet talked to police, please call the Gresham Police Tip Line at 503.618.2719 or toll-free at 1.888.989.3505. No other information is available at this time.

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Gresham Police Searching for Missing Endangered Man (Photo) - 12/29/21

Gresham, Ore.—Gresham Police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing adult that takes medication and has the approximate cognitive capacity of a third-grade child.

Police were called this morning about 26-year-old Jaquan Jenkins who left his home near SE 193rd avenue and SE Yamhill street, yesterday at around 11:00am. Jaquan is described as five-feet-eleven-inches tall and weighing around 200 pounds. He is a black male with a shaved head and was last seen wearing an unknown color hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and white shoes. He will likely not be able to communicate his name to others, and has a tendency to be violent. He does not have a cell phone and knows how to travel by mass transit.

His family believes he will be in the area of 82nd avenue or downtown Portland near the Burnside bridge looking for narcotics. If you see Jaquan Jenkins, call police.

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