Gresham man accused of nightclub shooting in Portland
Police have arrested a Gresham man in connection with an attempted murder at a nightclub in Portland's Hazelwood neighborhood.
Deon Jefferson, 40, remains in the Multnomah County Detention Center facing accusations of attempted murder, first-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Police arrested Jefferson last week.
The shooting was reported on Nov. 29, 2017, at Club Sin Rock in the 12000 block of Northeast Glisan Street. When police arrived on scene, they learned the shooting had occurred across the street from the nightclub. Three bullet casings were found.
The man who had been shot was taken to Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center by a private vehicle after the shooting. He was then transported by ambulance to a trauma hospital in Portland. Police said he is expected to recover from his injuries.
The victim said he had been called by friends who had gotten into a fight at Club Sin Rock and needed a ride home. Once he pulled up, his friends ran to get into the vehicle. At the same time, police said, another car pulled up and the driver fired three times.
The victim had a conceal-carry permit so he pulled out his own gun and tried to return fire, but "his arm went dead," according to court documents.
Police identified Jefferson as the shooter after speaking with witnesses, including one person who knew what kind of vehicle he drove. Cellphone records obtained by the police also show that Jefferson's phone was in the area of the nightclub as the shooting occurred.