Man wounded in St. Johns shooting
A suspect has been arrested in a Saturday, Feb. 27, shooting that left one man wounded in North Portland.
Jaron Mulkey, 35, was arrested in Vancouver later that day and booked into the Clark County Jail on an arrest warrant for Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. An extradition hearing will take place at a later time.
The investigation started when officers responded to the 10500 block of North Midway Avenue in the St. Johns neighborhood around 8:45 a.m. Saturday, where they found an adult man with a gunshot wound.
He was taken to a hospital for treatment of an injury not considered life threatening.
"The suspect left before police were called," police said. The Enhanced Community Safety Team has been assigned the case.
Then, at 5:14p.m. on Saturday, North Precinct officers located a suspect vehicle related to the shooting and followed it as it drove northbound on Interstate-5 into Washington State. Vancouver Police Department officers responded to assist and stopped the car on I-5 at about Northeast 78th Street in Hazel Dell.
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