April 20, 2014 16:15
Domestic Violence Reduction Unit Detectives have lodged Myesha Lewis-Turner, a 36 year-old female, into the Multnomah County Jail. Lewis-Turner is being charged with unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of discharging a firearm in the city.
East Precinct officers have stabilized the scene. They do not believe that anyone has been shot but have recovered evidence and taken witness statements which lead them to believe at least one shot was fired.
Officers have believe they have identified all the involved parties and do not believe there is a risk to the public at this time. Domestic Violence Reduction Unit detectives are responding to the scene to assist with the investigation. However, it is early in the investigation. One person has been detained pending the results of further investigation.
Domestic violence is among the most frequent and serious forms of violent crime investigated by police. If you or a loved one are experiencing domestic violence or are concerned that domestic violence may be an issue help is available.
The Portland Women's Crisis Line phone number is 1-888-235-5333. Additional, web-based resources are available from Multnomah County's Domestic Violence Coordinator's office: http://web.multco.us/dv
The Portland Police Bureau's Domestic Violence Reduction Unit provides officers and detectives with specialized training in the dynamics of domestic violence. This unit also operates jointly with Multnomah County's Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT) on "high-lethality" cases of domestic violence (those cases with warning signs associated with the most sever and life-threatening cases of domestic violence). Information on the DVRU is available at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35679.
Finally, the City of Portland, Multnomah County and numerous other partners have joined together to created the Gateway Center. The Gateway Center attempts to limit the impact of intimate partner violence through by providing multi-cultural and survivor-centered advocacy and services. Given the complexity of domestic violence this center provides a single-point of access to services and resources for survivors of intimate partner violence. Information on the Gateway Center can be found at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/gatewaycenter/52837
At this time, 8:45 a.m., officers have not located a victim. A residence associated with the incident has been cleared and officers are still investigating.
This morning, April 20, 2014, at 7:51 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 4200 block of S.E. 122 avenue on a report of a shooting. Officers are now in the area investigating the incident. It is still early in the investigation and the scene has not been stabilized. Updates will follow as more information becomes available.
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204