Shots Fired Near Southeast 72nd and Southeast Woodstock Leave One Person Injured

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July 27, 2021 10:17


On July 27, 2021 at about 1:11 a.m., Portland Police officers on patrol in the area of Southeast 74nd Avenue and Southeast Woodstock Street heard gunshots. Officers began investigating and found a vehicle in the area they believed may have been involved and attempted to stop it. The vehicle fled and after a short pursuit came to a stop near Southeast 100th Avenue and Southeast Henry Street.

Four people ran from the car once it stopped. Two of the people were taken into custody by officers, the other two fled into the neighborhood and officers did not find them. One of the people taken into custody was 18-year-old Tavon M. Wilson. Wilson was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempt to Elude (Vehicle), Reckless Driving and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. Officers realized the other person taken into custody had been shot in the original incident and called for an ambulance. The victim went to the hospital by ambulance with a non-life threatening wound.

Officers conducted a search of the area near where the car stopped and recovered a firearm.
Back at the crime scene, near Southeast 72nd Avenue and Southeast Woodstock Street, officers found a total of 24 cartridge casings and learned that at least one vehicle that had been struck by gunfire. There were no known injuries associated with that vehicle.

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded to assist in the investigation. This is an ongoing investigation.

If anyone has information about this case, please reference case 21-205553 and e-mail .

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