Protesters rally in memory of man shot by police

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A group of 150-200 people rallied Saturday evening in honor of a man who was shot by police in downtown Portland last weekend. 

Protesters are out again in downtown Portland to speak out against the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man by Portland police last weekend.

Patrick Kimmons was shot after police said he was involved in another shooting that left two people injured. Police didn’t say whether he shot anyone. 

Police said a gun was recovered near Kimmons and several were found near the original shooting scene. 

Mercedes Morgan, who shares children with Kimmons, told KOIN 6 News he leaves behind a daughter and two sons. 

“He was a good guy. He had three babies he had to raise and change his life,” Morgan said. “He was a father at the end of the day so he’s gonna be missed.”

His daughter, Heaven, was at the march Saturday, holding a sign with a picture someone drew of her and her dad.

Protesters started blocking traffic at SW Harvey Milk Street and SW Oak Street, where Kimmons was shot. TriMet MAX traffic has also been impacted Saturday afternoon due to the march. 

Officers are asking drivers to avoid the area. 

Kimmons mother said she wants protests to continue for the next 30 days until the grand jury.

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