UPDATE: Man arrested after shooting on MAX platform
A 21-year-old has been arrested after police responded to reports of a shooting on the 172nd Avenue MAX platform around noon Friday, Dec. 1.
Dawud Bryant is facing an accusation of attempted murder and two counts of second-degree assault after police say he hit a man on the head with his gun, then fired a single shot that passed through a woman's clothing.
The longtime east Portland resident told booking deputies he is a daily marijuana user who suffers from "anger management issues." He was previously convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm and has an active restraining order involving his mother, according to court records.
The two riders targeted in the shooting — a 21-year-old man and his 18-year-old girlfriend — didn't know Bryant and didn't speak to him while riding the light-rail train along East Burnside Street, police said.
But the man apparently made eye contact with Bryant, who followed them off the train and began to talk with them on the platform.
"They never spoke a word to him. (The attacker) said something like 'what's your problem?' They're like, 'nothing,' then they got off the MAX and the guy just shot at them," a police spokesperson told KOIN 6 News, The Outlook's media partner.
The bullet passed through the woman's layered clothing before striking the platform's brick wall. The bystanders were not sent to the hospital. Bryant fled before police could arrive, but was later detained a few blocks away at Southeast 176th Avenue and Pine Street.
He was transported to an area hospital for a dislocated shoulder.
Bryant's most recent address is an apartment off Southeast 190th Avenue, where he lives with his girlfriend and 2-year-old son.