Man arrested in connection with strip club shooting
A 33-year old Portland man has been indicted on charges of attempted second-degree murder and four counts of unlawful use of a firearm in connection with a Cedar Hills strip club altercation.
On Sept. 12, a grand jury indicted Joshua Michael Best in connection with an Aug. 20 altercation and shooting at Sunset Strip Gentlemen's Club, 10205 S.W. Park Way, across from Cedar Hills Shopping Center, which injured two employees.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office said they believe Best was the man at the club who threatened to shoot employees after being told to leave, allegedly firing a handgun as he did so. That gunfire struck the building and another patron's car.
While no one was hit directly by gunshots, one employee suffered superficial injuries from bullet shrapnel. Another employee was lightly injured during the earlier altercation with Best.
Sheriff's detectives were able to identify Best through surveillance video, and in an unrelated traffic stop on Sept. 6, Portland Police Bureau officers arrested Best.
In addition to the attempted murder and unlawful use of a firearm charges, Best was charged with being a felon in possession of a weapon and fourth-degree assault.
According to court documents, Best has an extensive lists of offenses he's been charged with since 2004. Those include traffic violations, along with burglary, robbery and possession of methamphetamine charges.
Anyone with information pertaining to the Aug. 20 shooting is asked to call sheriff's detectives at 503-846-2700.
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