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Protesters were understandably questioning the official version of a deadly police-involved shooting of an African-American man in Portland, Oregon, because of the department’s record with Black people.

Members of the group Don’t Shoot Portland gathered at the scene of the shooting in downtown Portland on Sunday, hours after the police said they shot and killed an armed suspect early in the morning, KATU-TV reported.

The slain man was identified on social media as 27-year-old Patrick Kimmons, who was reportedly a father of three young children. This latest police killing came against the backdrop of complaints about racial profiling and police killings of Black men in a city that’s just 6 percent African-American.

“He was a child, and he was a father, and he was a brother, and he was a son,” Teressa Raiford, a Don’t Shoot Portland organizer, said about Kimmons.

Some stories circulating on social claimed that claimed the police shot Kimmons in the back up to 15 times.

The Portland Police Bureau declined to immediately identify the suspect or officers involved in the shooting that occurred shortly after 3 a.m., the Oregonian reported.

There were no known videos to contradict the police version of exactly what happened. Patrol officers were responding to gunfire when they “engaged” someone whom the police fatally shot, according to officials. The man killed by police had been involved in a shooting that left two other men wounded. Investigators said they recovered a gun at the scene.

Sunday was the third Portland police shooting this year, and the second one to end with a suspect dead, according to the newspaper. In June, two Portland State University campus officers also shot and killed a Black Navy veteran who was trying to break up a fight outside a downtown bar.

Kimmons’ mother launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for his funeral and other expenses. The campaign raised nearly $4,000 by Monday afternoon.

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7 thoughts on “Police Reportedly Shoot Black Man In The Back More Than A Dozen Times In City Plagued By Racial Profiling

  1. Beverly Thorn on said:

    People need to wake up and realize that this is pure evil. No humane being takes pleasure in shooting another human being in the back , plus don’t forget kkk members are hiding behind the badge.

  2. Ernestine Morrison on said:

    When injustices like this occur we Black
    people need to boycott police stations
    across these unUnited States the same
    way the younguns did with that Parkland
    school shooting. We’ve got to do
    something different than we’ve been
    doing. The masses need to “take it to
    the streets nationwide everytime police
    kill our husbands, mates,sons. It’s a
    form of genocide. Incarcerate and kill
    our men is how you slowly annihilate
    us. Slavery and poverty didn’t do it
    so they’re using other tactics and
    so should we do likewise. Doing the
    same thing and expectng different
    results is called INSANITY. Are we
    INSANE people?

    • So if a black man has three children he is not allowed to leave the house or to own a pistol…and it he does either or both of the two he should be shot in the back. Ok jhuff, I get it.

      • ThugLyfe on said:

        You can’t own a gun if you are a felon. It’s also not a good idea to shoot two people and then run away from the police. This is where the thug life leads you – the grave and a bunch of slow adults protesting for you.

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