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Santiago A Cisneros III, 32
Portland, Oregon
March 04, 2013

Last updated: 7 months ago

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The two officers in separate cars had driven up onto the top level of a parking garage located at Northeast 7th Avenue and Lloyd Boulevard. Unexpectedly, the officers were immediately confronted by a man associated with a vehicle. The man was armed with a shotgun and fired multiple shots. Both officers returned fire, striking the suspect and knocking him to the ground.

Cover officers and a sergeant arrived and immediately developed a plan to safely approach the suspect and provide him with medical attention. Officers grabbed a shield to approach the suspect, who was lying on the ground, still moving, next to his shotgun. Officers approached the suspect and placed him into custody. Medical personnel immediately responded and transported the suspect to a Portland hospital where he later died. The suspect was identified as 32-year-old Santiago A. Cisneros, III. 

Portland police in a shootout atop a Northeast Portland parking garage has filed a notice of intent to sue the city for $100 million.

Antoinette Cisneros of Idaho Falls, Idaho, alleges that police used excessive force in the March 4 fatal shooting of her son Santiago A. Cisneros III, 32.

The mother also accuses the city of failing to properly train the officers involved and contends they violated her son's constitutional rights.

Antoinette Cisneros noted in the tort claim received by the city Sept. 3,   that her son was "perhaps even intentionally killed."

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.

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