Two arrested, three firearms seized during warrant searches
Law enforcement seized three firearms and arrested two men while serving a pair of search warrants Wednesday morning — one in Gresham and another in Clackamas County.
The first search was at a residence in the 1000 block of Northeast 173rd Avenue in Gresham, where members of the East Metro County SWAT Team arrested Ervan Ronell Herring, 44. Then the Clackamas County SWAT Team arrested Michael Devon Herring, 43, while searching a home in the 16300 block of Southeast 135th Avenue in Clackamas County.
During both incidents, investigators found three firearms — a .380 caliber handgun, .40 caliber handgun and a .223 caliber rifle. The rifle was reported stolen from Springfield.
An investigation began Sunday, Feb. 18, when Portland Police Bureau North Precinct officers responded to reports of gunfire in a parking lot near Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, 2801 N. Gantenbein Ave. The shooting had nothing to do with hospital operations, officials said, but did require a partial lockdown as a precaution. Police found evidence of gunfire, but no victims in the lot. According to the police report, the shooting was connected to gang activity.
Detectives gathered information that led them to suspect Ervan and Michael Herring of being connected to the shooting.
Both men are lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on accusations of being felons in possession of a firearm, attempted murder, first-degree attempted assault and unlawful use of a weapon. Police have not named the intended target that prompted the attempted murder accusation.