Gang Member Arrested for April 2014 Shooting in North Portland's Overlook Neighborhood (Photo)

Gang Member Arrested for April 2014 Shooting in North Portland's Overlook Neighborhood (Photo)

July 30, 2014 15:05


On Saturday July 26, 2014, officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) located and arrested 20-year-old Alejandro Ray Vance Jr. in connection with a shooting that occurred in April 2014.

Vance Jr. is a documented member of a Portland street gang.

This investigation started on Monday April 28, 2014, at 5:36 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area of North Killingsworth Street and Minnesota Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire just South of Killingsworth, including two vehicle struck by bullets.

Officers canvassing the area attempted to contact Vance Jr., who ran from police and discarded a handgun, which was located and seized by officers. Vance Jr. was located and arrested shortly after and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Over the past few months, GET detectives learned additional information that led to Vance Jr. being charged in connection with the shooting.

Vance was charged with Attempted Murder, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Reckless Endangerment, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Discharging a Firearm in the City, and Pointing a Firearm at Another.

Vance was arraigned on Monday July 28 in Multnomah County Court.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Detective Mitch Hergert at (503) 823-2081 or

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.



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