August 05, 2010 14:13This morning at approximately 2:15 a.m., a Portland Police Officer was in the area of Southeast 136th and Powell Boulevard when the officer saw the occupants of a vehicle and a pedestrian in a verbal altercation. The officer heard a single gunshot come from the suspect vehicle, which then sped away on Southeast 136th Avenue. A short vehicle pursuit followed and the suspect vehicle stopped just south of Southeast Division Street. Additional officers immediately responded to Southeast 136th and Powell and met with the victim who did not suffer any injuries.
A man from the suspect vehicle got out and ran into the neighborhood. Additional officers arrived in the area and immediately set up a perimeter. Due to the fact that a gunshot had been fired, and the concern that the subject who ran from the vehicle was armed, the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) was activated and responded to conduct a search of the neighborhood for the suspect.
Witnesses describe the suspect as a man between 20 and 30 years of age. After a thorough search of the neighborhood, the suspect was not located and Detectives responded to the scene to continue the investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident should call Detective Tony Harris at (503) 823-0483.
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Portland Police SERT is responding to the area of Southeast 136th and Division. The media staging area is at Southeast 125th and Division Street. The Portland Police PIO is responding to the scene.
Sgt. Pete Simpson