Suspect arrested in one of several shootings
Police have arrested a suspect in one of several shootings over the past two days.
Lakecia Unique Dean, 33, is charged with Attempt Murder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
Dean is accused of wounding three people on Jan 13 in the 100 block of Southeast 146th Avenue (case number 21-12117).
The names and conditions of the victims were not immediately released. The shootings continue a surge that started in the middle of last year and has continued into 2021.
The most recent investigation began at 12:33 a.m. on Jan. 15 wheh East Precinct officers responded to reports of a residence struck by gunfire in the 2800 block of Southeast 125th Avenue. When officers arrived on the scene, they found evidence of gunfire including several bullet strikes to the residence as well as bullet strikes to a vehicle in the driveway.
According to police, approximately 10 bullets entered and passed through a bedroom where two individuals were sleeping. The individuals inside the residence were not hit by the gunfire (case number 21-13220).
Before that, at 11:07 p.m. Thursday, North Precinct officers were dispatched to the 9900 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard on reports of shots fired and an individual struck. Officers arrived, locating evidence of gunfire and an individual who was struck. The victim was taken to an area hospital where they were treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries (case number 21-13169).
The shootings began at 1:38 a.m. on Jan. 14, when North Precinct officers were dispatched to several reports of shots heard in the area of Northeast 111th Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard. When officers arrived, they located evidence of gunfire and learned the victims drove off before police arrived.
A short time later, officers learned that two adult male victims and one adult female victim with gunshot wounds had arrived at a local hospital. Two had minor injuries and one had serious injuries.
Other Thursday shootings inlcude:
• At 2:40 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report that someone fired a shot into the air in the 4400 block of Northeast Cully Boulevard (case number 21-11741).
• At 9:08 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of shots heard in the 3100 block of Southeast 136th Avenue (case number 21-12094). Evidence of gunfire was found. There was no evidence that anyone was injured.
• At 9:56 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of shots heard in the 100 block of Southeast 146th Avenue (case number 21-12117). They located a crime scene in a nearby apartment. A victim had been assaulted, but the victim was not struck by gunfire. An adult female suspect was detained.
• At 11:13 p.m., officers from North Precinct responded to a call of shots heard at Northeast Eighth Avenue and Northeast Tillamook Street (case number 21-12169). They located evidence of gunfire and obtained some information that possibly two vehicles were driving through while occupants shot at each other.
• At 12:52 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to shots heard in the 3100 block of Southeast 136th Avenue (case number 21-12214). They located evidence of gunfire but no strikes.
• At 12:59 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 12000 block of Northeast Thompson Street (case number 21-12218). Officers found evidence of multiple firearms being discharged. Three occupied houses were struck by bullets, one with a 14-year-old and a 7-year-old inside. Another house had a round pierce a bedroom where a couple was sleeping. Three cars were also struck by gunfire.
A previous Portland Tribune story about an online interactive PPB shooting database can be found here.
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