The video images and police reports fill in some of the questions surrounding the high-profile shooting
By Maxine Bernstein
The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Videos from inside
the CityTeam Ministries homeless shelter show John A. Elifritz, a knife
in his right hand, running toward police officers before they shot and killed him on the night of April 7.
collapsed about 15 to 20 feet from officers in the Southeast Portland
shelter, his hands beneath him. When a sergeant rolled him over, a
folding knife with a 3.5-inch blade dropped from his right hand. He had
The shelter's video images and 681 pages of police reports released
Friday fill in some of the questions surrounding the high-profile
shooting that culminated an afternoon-long crime spree by Elifritz, 48.