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17-Year-Old Arrested in Shooting

February 17, 2006 00:00


On February 17, 2006, at 5:30 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team, Special Emergency Response Team, and Washington County Tactical Negotiation Team executed two search warrants and arrested 17–year-old Dennis Ray Wilson in connection with a January 24, 2006, shooting near Benson High School. The warrants, executed at 1905 Northeast Junior Street and 634 Northeast Church Street, resulted in the seizure of evidence associated with the ongoing investigation. Wilson has been charged with one count of Attempt Murder, two counts of Assault in the Second Degree, and two counts of Unlawful Use of Weapon.

The shooting occurred in front of Benson High School on January 24, 2006, at 8:00 p.m., as community members were leaving a basketball game. Investigators believe that Wilson was shooting at a vehicle near the school when the victims, 23-year-old Ebony Woods and 22-year-old Allison Prasad, were driving northbound on Northeast 12th Avenue. The driver’s door window of Woods’ vehicle was struck with a bullet as she passed the school. Glass from the window caused minor injuries to Woods and her passenger, Prasad. Investigators do not believe Woods or Prasad were the intended victims.

Detectives believe the shooting is gang related. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Mitch Hergert at the Gang Enforcement Team (503) 823-4106.

This investigation is continuing


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