PPB: 'Multiple people' detained after fatal shooting
Portland homicide detectives are investigating after a shooting left one man dead and another injured, leading to an intensive search for suspects that locked down a large part of the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood on Friday.
The names of the victims were not immediately released. Police detained several people but they were not immediately identified, either.
According to the Portland Police Bureau, shortly after 7 p.m. on July 8, officers responded to a reported shooting near the corner of Southeast 112th Avenue and Powell Boulevard. On the scene, a KOIN 6 News crew saw a crashed car with smashed windows. It is unclear whether any victims were in the car.
In a release sent early Saturday morning, July 9, police said officers got there and found a man dead and another injured. The injured man was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.
The people involved in the shooting fled before police got there, the bureau said, but officers found "possible persons of interest" on Southeast 120th Avenue, north of Southeast Powell.
According to the bureau, officers went to that area and "multiple" suspects, who they believed were armed, ran away. Police set up a perimeter to look for them and called in backup from other precincts along with tactical teams, including crisis negotiators and a Special Emergency Reaction Team.
During the search, authorities locked down the area, closing Southeast 122nd Avenue in both directions between Division Street and Bush Street. Southeast Powell was also closed between 108th Avenue and 122nd Avenue. Nearby residents were told to stay inside and lock their doors and windows.
Ultimately, the shelter-in-place order was lifted around 12:45 a.m. Saturday when officers found and detained "multiple" suspects. None of the suspects were identified and no specific charges against them were stated in the bureau's press release. However, bureau said officers are not looking for any more suspects.
The bureau did not state how many people were detained. The events leading up to the man's death and other man's injury are also still unclear.
The bureau is asking anyone with information about what may have happened to contact Det. Michael Schmerber at 503-823-0991 or Let. Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762.
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