March 25, 2010 21:01On March 24, 2010, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Portland Police Officers were flagged down by Lloyd Center Mall Security and told that a large group of subjects were fighting inside the Lloyd Center Mall. Officers went inside the mall and responded to the fight. Reports also began coming in that gunshots had been fired inside the mall. Officers broke up the fight and eventually recovered two handguns. Three juvenile male subjects were detained by police and during an initial investigation, officers determined that a 19-year-old male subject was targeted by the shooter and that multiple gunshots had been fired. The Gang Enforcement Team was already on scene and began investigating this incident as gang related.
Investigators reviewed surveillance video, interviewed witnesses and then identified the shooter as a 17-year-old male subject. Officers located this subject later in the evening and he has been charged with one count of Attempted Murder. Additionally, a 16-year-old male subject earlier detained was charged with one count of Riot.
Officers from the Gang Enforcement Team were able to respond quickly because they were already working in Holladay Park across the street from the mall. Northeast Precinct Officers have been working daily in the park during spring break in an attempt to reduce any possible violence during spring break.
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-2092.
Tonight at approximately 6:30 p.m., Portland Police Officers responded to the Lloyd Center Mall in Northeast Portland on a report of a fight and gunshots being fired inside the mall. When officers arrived, they stopped the fight and recovered two handguns. Officers confirmed that shots had been fired during the fight but no injuries have been reported. Three subjects have been detained and the Gang Enforcement Team responded and is investigating this as a gang related incident.
This is an ongoing investigation and investigators are still interviewing witnesses and possible suspects. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-2092.
Sgt. Pete Simpson