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Shootings in the Wilkes and Portsmouth neighborhoods not known to be linked, but police seek a suspect in one case.

VIA PPB - Police responded to a shooting in Portland's Portsmouth neighborhood on March 4, left, and are now seeking a suspect in the incident, Marquise Brazile.Portland Police are searching for the suspect in one early morning shooting, and also reported an injury shooting elsewhere in the city during the early morning hours of Thursday, March 4.

In the first incident, around 4:48 a.m., police say they responded to Northeast 148th Avenue at Halsey Street in the Wilkes neighborhood, where they say a person was wounded and taken to a hospital for treatment.

"Officers canvassed for witnesses and searched the area for evidence. There is no suspect information," according to a news release.

Less than an hour later, at 5:32 a.m., authorities announced that the bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team and the Crisis Negotiation Team had responded to reports of a shooting inside a garage in the 4600 block of North Houghton Street in the Portsmouth neighborhood.

Officers established a perimeter and found a firearm on scene but say no suspect was located. The gun hasn't been definitively linked to the shooting and police say they detained one person leaving the area by vehicle, but said that person has not been charged with a crime as of yet.

Police say they are searching for a suspect in the incident, identified as 20-year-old Marquise Djuan Brazile. Police described him as a Black male, standing 5-feet-9-inches tall and weighing 180 pounds. Brazile was charged with gun-related offenses and second-degree assault on Feb. 2, per court records.

"If anyone sees him, do not approach and please call 911," police say.


Zane Sparling
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