Photo of Vehicle of Interest In Bus Driver Shooting Released, Reward Offered (Photo)

June 15, 2021 09:01

  

The Portland Police Bureau continues to investigate a shooting that seriously injured a TriMet Bus Driver about three weeks ago, and is now releasing a photo of a vehicle of interest. Meantime, TriMet is announcing its own $2,500 reward for information that leads the arrest and prosecution of the person responsible for the shooting.

The operator who was injured will be available for interviews beginning at 11:00 a.m. today, June 15, 2021, at the TriMet Operations Headquarters, 4012 SE 17th Avenue, in Portland. Media should email pio@trimet.org if they want a one-on-one interview.

If anyone has information about this case, please reference Portland Police case 21-138251 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823">https://www.p3tips.com/823

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/">http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

Photo 1: Passenger side view of vehicle

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A bus driver is being treated at the hospital for a gunshot injury after being shot behind the wheel of a TriMet bus.

On Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 7:01p.m., an East Precinct officer was on another call and heard gunfire near Northeast 102nd Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street. She and other officers responded and discovered that a TriMet bus driver was shot while behind the wheel of the bus. The driver, an adult male, was seriously injured, but was conscious and talking to officers. He was transported to a hospital by ambulance. He had an apparent gunshot wound to the shoulder.

There were passengers on the bus, but no reports of injuries. There was a bullet hole found in the windshield (photos).

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) is on scene and investigating. During the investigation, both Northeast 102nd Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street are closed. Media staging is the parking lot at Gateway, 1403 NE 102nd Ave. An Acting Lieutenant will be available for interviews.

If anyone has information about this case, please reference Portland Police case 21-138251 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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Phone: 503-823-0830
1111 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204

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