Non-Injury Gang Shooting Downtown Results in an Arrest

Non-Injury Gang Shooting Downtown Results in an Arrest

April 28, 2013 14:55


On Sunday April 28, 2013, at approximately 3:30 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of shots fired in the area of Southwest 2nd Avenue and Ankeny Street.

A suspect description was given to officers and police located a man matching the suspect's description at Southwest Natio Parkway and Oak Street. The man was later positively identified as the man involved in the shooting.

The suspect, 26-year-old Ean Patrick Nisbitt, was positively identified as the shooter by witnesses.

Officers learned that Nisbitt confronted a group of people in a car at Southwest 2nd Avenue and Ankeny Street, where he displayed a handgun.

The victims parked their car a few minutes later at Southwest 2nd Avenue and Ash Street then were walking along 2nd Avenue when they ran into Nisbitt again.

The victims and Nisbitt exchanged words and Nisbitt pulled out a handgun and fired several shots at the victims, 19-year-old Kevin Brandon Mikes and 19-year-old Benjamin Mark McClellan.

Mikes and McClellan ran from the scene, uninjured, and called police.

Based on information from the victims and witnesses, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct the investigation.

Nisbitt was charged with two counts of Attempted Aggravated Murder, two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of MDMA.

The handgun used in the shooting has not been located. Anyone locating a handgun in the area from Southwest 2nd and Ankeny to Naito Parkway and Oak to call police.

Nisbitt was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Monday April 29, 2013.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland. Anyone with information about gang and/or illegal gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau.

If you see an illegal gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.


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