Update: Police name new suspect from officer involved shooting
The Gresham Police Department has identified a new suspect in the April 30 officer involved shooting, and needs the public's help to locate him.
Vasile Manta, 36 years old, is described as a white man, 5-foot 10-inches tall, 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. There is a warrant out for his arrest for attempted aggravated murder.
The incident occurred Monday evening, April 30, in Gresham. A traffic stop, and subsequent pursuit on West Powell Boulevard, led to the officer involved shooting.
Gresham Police officers located an occupied stolen minivan around 10:40 p.m. parked in a lot near Southwest Highland Drive and Southwest 11th Street. Upon approaching the vehicle, the driver, reportedly Manta, rammed the officer's car and fled.
Near the 17800 block of Powell, the minivan got stuck on a median which led to Manta fleeing on foot while armed with a firearm. During the pursuit, an officer fired his weapon. Manta was not located. He should be considered armed and dangerous. Do not attempt to contact him.
If you know of Manta's whereabouts or have any information about the case, call the Gresham Police at 503-618-2719. If you see him, call 911.