Police investigate Saturday homicide, carjacking and fatal crash
Police are investigating a homicide, a carjacking that left one person seriously injured and a fatal collision, all on Saturday, April 10.
The victims were not immediately identified. Two suspects have been arrested and charged.
The investigation into the homicide began at 1:15 p.m. when Central Precinct officers responded to a death investigation call at an apartment on Northwest Second Avenue between West Burnside and Northwest Couch streets When officers arrived, they located a dead adult male. Their preliminary investigation suggested the death was a homicide and one person was detained.
Anthony M. Millner, Jr., 30, of Portland, was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of Murder in the Second Degree.
The cause and manner of death will be determined by the medical examiner.
The investigation into the carjacking began at around 6:15 p.m. when North Precinct officers were dispatched to a shooting at Northeast 127th Avenue and Fremont Street, just outside of Luuwit View Park. When officers arrived, they located an adult female victim with a possible gunshot wound. She was transported to the hospital by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers learned the suspect carjacked a vehicle in Luuwit View Park at gunpoint. Officers located the stolen vehicle near Northeast 118th Avenue and Prescott Street, where they tried to stop the car. The suspect refused to stop and officers initiated a pursuit.
The suspect crashed the car into a fence near Northeast 92nd Avenue and Prescott Street, then took off running. Officer set up a perimeter and challenged the suspect at Northeast 90th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. He was uncooperative and was hit with less-lethal sponge-tipped munitions, after which he surrendered and was detained.
A gun was recovered from the crashed stolen vehicle.
Joseph L. Rand, 35, of Portland, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of domestic violence attempted murder in the first degree; domestic violence kidnapping in the first degree; domestic violence assault in the first degree; domestic violence assault in the second degree; domestic violence assault in the fourth degree; domestic violence coercion, robbery in the first degree; unauthorized use of a motor vehicle; unlawful use of a weapon; attempt to elude by vehicle.
The investigation into the fatal collision began at 9:10 p.m. when North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a crash in the 4900 block of Northeast 82nd Avenue. When officers arrived, they found an adult male, who was believed to be a pedestrian, injured in the roadway. Portland Fire and Rescue and American Medical Response paramedics responded to treat the patient, who was transported to a hospital where he died.
The driver remained on the scene and spoke to officers. The Major Crash Team responded to investigate. No arrest or citation was immediately announced.
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