Man arrested after bullet strikes home on Alberta Street
The Portland Police Bureau has arrested a man for allegedly squeezing off shots in three neighborhoods in Northeast Portland.
Malcolm Richard Menefee, 27, faces two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, reckless endangering, first-degree criminal mischief, two counts of second-degree disorderly conduct as well as charges of possessing a loaded firearm in public and discharging a gun in the city.
Authorities say North Precinct officers were first dispatched at 2:52 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, after shots were reported near Northeast 15th Avenue and Alberta Street in the Vernon neighborhood. Police found no suspects or evidence.
A few minutes later, shots were reported near Northeast 29th and Alberta in the Concordia neighborhood. A description of the suspect was obtained, and an officer allegedly found Menefee at Northeast 48th Avenue and Killingsworth Street.
"Officers challenged the suspect. He was compliant and taken into custody. A handgun was recovered," police say.
As the investigation continued, a bullet hole was located in a home in the 1000 block of Alberta Street in the King neighborhood. Witnesses told police the other shots were fired skyward, and no injuries were reported.
Menefee remains in the downtown jail at this time.
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