4 teens face charges for armed carjacking, police say
Four teenagers have been arrested after police say they were involved in an attempted armed carjacking in Northeast Portland.
Three 18-year-olds — Jayonn Samuel Howard, Davion Dmariay Howard and Evelyn Nikalae Brown — face charges of first-degree robbery and third-degree assault, according to court records.
Charnell Brown, 17, is also facing charges of first-degree robbery and third-degree assault. Police say another juvenile inside the car was released to their parents or guardians.
Police say the alleged victim called 9-1-1 around 5:37 p.m. on Thursday, June 28 near the corner of Northeast 73rd Avenue and Prescott Street in the Cully neighborhood. They reported that one of the alleged carjackers had carried a gun during the failed attempt to steal the car.
Responding officers say they found damage to the victim's car caused by gunfire and say the alleged victim suffered an injury that "did not require immediate medical attention," according to a news release.
Police say the four teens left the area in a black Ford Fusion before they arrived.
Around 8 p.m. that night, Portland Police say they spotted the vehicle and pulled it over in the 14700 block of Southeast Stark Street in the Centennial neighborhood.
"During a search of the vehicle a firearm was located and seized as evidence," a police spokesman wrote.
The three 18-year-olds are incarcerated inside the downtown Multnomah County jail, while the 17-year-old is incarcerated at the juvenile jail in North Portland, according to police records.
One of the suspected carjackers told jailers she had just graduated from high school.