PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man fatally wounded by Portland police after they say he fired at them was an Iraq war veteran who had talked about the challenges of post-traumatic stress disorder.
The Multnomah County medical examiner's office said 32-year-old Santiago A. Cisneros III died of the injuries he received Monday night. Two officers say the man had a shotgun and fired at them when they encountered him on a parking lot roof in northeast Portland. They say they returned fire.
Cisneros died at a Portland hospital. No officers were injured.
KOMO-TV in Seattle says Cisneros was an Army combat veteran who was one of three soldiers who spoke to the station in 2009 about the struggles they faced with PTSD. He said then he had tried to kill himself just eight months after leaving Iraq. He told KOMO he was diagnosed with the disorder and sought treatment through the Veterans Administration.
Both officers who fired on Cisneros will remain on paid administrative leave until the completion of a grand jury inquiry.