Arrest After Suspect Fires Gun During Domestic Violence Investigation in Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood

Portland Police Bureau - 11/25/18 

On Sunday, November 25, 2018, at 5:03 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 5000 block of Southeast 118th Avenue on the report of a domestic violence assault.

When officers arrived on scene, they contacted the victim of the domestic violence assault, as well as several other people that had been inside the residence at the time of the disturbance. The victim and witnesses met officers outside and away from the residence where the disturbance occurred. During the investigation officers learned an adult male suspect was inside the residence, armed with several guns, and had reportedly struck the victim with the butt of a rifle.

As officers continued to speak with the victim and witnesses, the suspect exited the residence. Officers believe the suspect fired a gun after he came out of the home. After hearing the gunfire, investigating officers requested additional cover officers respond to the location to assist with the incident and evacuation of nearby residences. As additional officers responded, the suspect exited the location and ran towards officers. The suspect was taken into custody. After being taken into custody the suspect was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for assessment. The suspect will be identified after which time he is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

The victim of the domestic disturbance, an adult male, was assessed by on scene emergency medical personnel and did not require transport by ambulance to an area hospital.

There are no known injuries as a result of the suspect firing a gun.

At this time there is no longer believed to be a public safety threat in connection to this investigation and anyone evacuated from their homes may now return.

It is early in this investigation and detectives are responding to continue the investigation.