July 19, 2021 16:05
On June 15th, 2021 at about 10:04 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a shooting near North Lombard Street and North New York Avenue. A person in a vehicle fired multiple times at several pedestrians on foot in the area. Fortunately there were no injuries to the intended victims, however unoccupied business were struck by gunfire.
Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) detectives opened an investigation and were able to positively identify the suspect in this shooting incident as 42-year-old William Louis Spencer Jr.
On July 15th, 2021 ECST detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Mr. Spencer for Attempted Murder II, Attempt Assault I, Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Firearm) and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
On July 16, 2021 at about 3:00 p.m., ECST assisted by members of the Metro Safe Streets Task Force including special agents from the FBI and officers from the Gresham Police Department, located Mr. Spencer in a car near North Macrum Avenue and North Junction Street. Members from the Portland Police Bureau Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) safely took Mr. Spencer into custody there. ECST, SERT conducted a follow up search warrant at a residence in the 9400 Block of North Dwight Avenue. This search resulted in the recovery of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and other related evidence.
Mr. Spencer was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center for the charges listed in the arrest warrant.
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