ARREST: Police investigate shooting at a residence in the Multnomah neighborhood

ARREST: Police investigate shooting at a residence in the Multnomah neighborhood

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August 08, 2012 08:45


ARREST: Last night at 2:07 a.m. 51-year-old Andrew Royal Acker was booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center on numerous Domestic Violence charges.

The initial call to 911 came from 46-year-old Vicki Acker-Harmon, she called 911 as she drove her 18-year-old son Joshua Harmon to the hospital. He was suffering from a gunshot wound to the hand.

As Officers arrived at the residence they saw a man matching the suspect description exiting the house wearing a motorcycle helmet walking toward a motorcycle. As the man approached the motorcycle Officers took him into custody.

Officers learned through their investigation that the suspect 51-year-old Andrew Acker shot two shots at his wife with a handgun inside their home. Both shots missed Vicki Harmon-Acker and thankfully she was not injured. 18-year-old Joshua Harmon hearing the gunshots entered the room where his step dad and mom were and demanded Acker give him the gun. Acker refuses and they fight over the gun and it goes off shooting Joshua Harmon in the hand.

Detectives from the Domestic Violence Reduction Unit were called the scene to further the investigation.

A handgun and ammunition were located in the residence and Acker was booked following his interview on 6 charges.

Acker was charged with Assault in the Third Degree, Two counts of Menacing, Attempted Assault in the Third Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Reckless Endangering all Domestic Violence related charges. Acker is being held on 40,000 bail.

###Original Message###

On Tuesday August 7, 2012 at 5:47 p.m. Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to a call of a shooting at a residence in the 3600 block of Spring Garden Street. Arriving officers learned that an adult male was transported to an area hospital prior to their arrival suffering from a gunshot wound that is non-life-threatening.

Officers learned that the shooting was domestic violence related and that the mother and son were at the hospital. Officers set up containment around the location and ultimately they have made contact with who they believe is the husband.

Detectives and the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to the scene and no more details will be released at this time as this is an ongoing investigation.


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