Police arrest suspect in homeless camp shooting
Police have arrested a suspect in Sunday's shooting at a large homeless camp in Southwest Portland.
Kelly J. Winkels, 45, is charged with Attempted Murder II, Assault I, Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Firearm), and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
The name of the victim who was seriously wounded was not immediately released.
According to the Portland Police Bureau, the investigation began at 6:27 p.m. June 6 when Central Precinct officers responded to the report that someone had been shot in the 5200 block of Southwest Barbur Boulevard at a large camp nearby.
Officers arrived and located a male victim suffering from a single gunshot wound. Officers provided immediate medical aid until the victim could be treated and transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The injury was serious, but later determined to be non-life threatening.
Officers searched the area for the suspect, but did not find him. The Enhanced Community Safety Team responded and began an investigation. Team detectives identified Winkels as the suspect.
Then, at about 7:38 a.m. on June 8, Central Precinct officers located Mr. Winkels in the 8600 block of Southwest Barbur Boulevard and took him into custody without incident.
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