A man was killed and a police dog was injured Thursday after an altercation in the middle of a road in southwest Portland, police said.
The incident took place near the intersection of Northwest 25th Avenue and Southwest 25th Street, police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson said.
Officers responded to a call of a man jumping on a fence and jumping out of the car, Simpson said in a statement.
He said the man then drove to a location in the area, and a man and his dog got into an altercation.
Police said the driver of the stolen vehicle was driving at high speed and was not wearing a seat belt.
The dog was struck in the chest and dragged, and officers were called.
The man who was driving fled the scene.
He was found about a half-mile away by a Portland police officer who pulled him over and took him into custody, Simpson added.
A Portland police spokesman said officers have been called to a number of similar incidents, and they are investigating.