DA Rod Underhill Issues Statement about May 26, 2017, Incident

As my office works beside our law enforcement partners, I want to express my deepest sympathies to the families of the victims, the witnesses, the first responders, and to our entire community as we begin to comprehend the tragedy that occurred Friday afternoon. Memorial Day weekend will be devoted to the expression of gratitude for those who sacrificed for our nation. At the same time, our Muslim neighbors and friends will begin their observation of Ramadan. These observances will now be compounded by the heavy hearts we feel for those whose lives were taken during their acts of courage and steadfast resistance to hate and intolerance. The full resources of The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, our Victim Assistance Program, investigators, attorneys, and staff will be utilized as we move forward seeking justice for those whose lives were horribly altered by these senseless acts.