UPDATE #3 - Man Injured in Shooting at Protest on the Morrison Bridge - Suspect Fled Area (Photo)

UPDATE #3 - Man Injured in Shooting at Protest on the Morrison Bridge - Suspect Fled Area (Photo)

November 14, 2016 12:10

  

Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team (GET) detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the shooting on the Morrison Bridge early Saturday morning that left one person injured. The victim, 21-year-old Louis Carlos Paredes-Luis, suffered a gunshot wound to a leg and will survive his injuries. The victim was participating in the protest march and is not gang-affiliated.

One of the people arrested, 18-year-old Steffon Marquese Corothers, will be released from jail after further investigation determined that he was not the suspect in the shooting.

GET detectives determined that a 14-year-old male was the suspect in the shooting. He has been arrested and lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home on charges of Attempted Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The driver, 18-year-old Shamar Xavier Hunter, was charged in connection with this shooting and a different gang-related shooting that occurred on November 1, 2016, in the area of Northeast 115th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

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Two of the four people detained early this morning were arrested in connection with the shooting on the Morrison Bridge.

18-year-old Steffon Marquise Corothers was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charge of Attempted Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

18-year-old Shamar Xavier Hunter was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on six (6) counts of Attempted Murder and one count of Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

For investigative reasons, the victim's identity, additional details and photos are being withheld at this time. A photo of the firearm seized is being released.

Both will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Court.

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The victim in this shooting is continuing to recover from his injuries and is expected to survive. The victim was participating in the protest march when he was shot by the suspect who fled the area in a vehicle with several other people.

Early this morning, an off-duty officer spotted the suspect vehicle involved in this shooting in the area of Northeast 102nd Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. Officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop on the vehicle and four people were detained. In the vehicle officer located and seized a firearm. The occupants of the vehicle are believed to be criminal gang associates.

Gang Enforcement Team detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the shooting and need to hear from any eyewitnesses that have not already spoken with police.

Witnesses with information are asked to contact Detective Brent Christensen at 503-823-2087, brent.christensen@portlandoregon.gov.

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In the early morning hours of Saturday November 12, 2016, a man was injured in a shooting on the Morrison Bridge during a protest march.

Preliminary information indicates that a suspect was in a vehicle on the bridge and there was a confrontation with someone in the protest. The suspect got out of the vehicle and fired multiple shots injuring the victim.

Officers near the scene arrived quickly and provided medical aid until an ambulance arrived to transport the victim to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect fled the area, likely in the vehicle described as a gray or silver sedan.

The suspect is described as an African American male, late teens, 5'8" tall, thin build, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Several witnesses remained at the scene and spoke to investigating officers.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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