Numerous Recent Shots Calls, Additional Resources To Be Dedicated to Addressing Gun Violence (Photo)

January 28, 2022 17:41

  

Over the course of the last 24 hours, Portland Police officers responded to multiple reports of shootings, and PPB is deploying additional resources this weekend to help address this concerning surge.

On Thursday, January 27, 2022, 7:49 p.m., East Precinct and Focused Intervention Team (FIT) officers responded to a shots fired call in the 8000 block of Southeast Ogden Street. They discovered no one had been shot; however, one male victim had superficial injuries from flying glass when his car was struck by gunfire. No immediate arrests were made. The case is under investigation. (22-25701)

On Thursday, January 27, 2022, at 10:02p.m., at Southeast 22nd Avenue and Southeast Stark Street, Central Precinct officers responded to a shots call. Evidence of gunfire was discovered, but no damage and no injuries. One person in the area was arrested on an unrelated warrant. (22-25784)

On Friday, January 28, 2022, at 12:01 a.m., a North Precinct officer responded to shooting at an automotive body shop in the 6600 Block of Northeast Columbia Boulevard. A business owner confronted a suspected burglar and shot him in the leg. The adult male patient was transported to a local hospital by ambulance with a non-life-threatening injury. Officers seized the gun used as evidence. No charges have been filed as of now. The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) is investigating and working with the Multnomah County District Attorney's office to determine what charges if any are appropriate. (22-25878)

On Friday, January 28, 2022 at 12:25a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of someone shooting outside of a convenience store near Northeast 60th Avenue and Northeast Prescott Street. Officers on other calls heard the shots and started that way. They learned of a suspect description and direction of travel. Officers located the suspect, Lonnie J. Matos, 39, near Northeast 55th Avenue and Northeast Wygant Street. He and an associate were uncooperative, but officers were able to take them both into custody. A gun was recovered nearby (photos). There were no known injuries, but officers located more than 2 dozen casings at the scene. Matos was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Reckless Endangerment, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Disorderly Conduct, and Menacing. (22-25899)

On Friday, January 28, 2022 at 2:16a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of someone shot at Northwest 2nd Avenue and Northwest Couch Street. When they arrived they located an adult male with a gunshot wound. The officers employed trauma first aid measures on the victim until paramedics arrived to take over medical care. The victim was transported to a hospital. Despite lifesaving efforts, the victim died. This was included in a separate news release (22-25959): https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=392147

On Friday, January 28, 2022, a victim reported that at about 11:18a.m. on westbound Highway 26 (Sunset Highway) just west of the Zoo interchange, an occupant of another car fired what he believed were two shots at him. There was some damage to his vehicle but no injuries. The victim reported that there was some "road rage" behavior preceding the gunshots. No immediate arrests were made.

On Friday, January 28, 2022, at 12:45p.m., an adult male victim was shot in the leg in the parking lot of a grocery store. He was brought inside where employees wrapped a belt around his leg as a makeshift tourniquet. A Multnomah County Deputy was in the area and was the first on scene. He applied a medical grade tourniquet as an additional lifesaving measure. PPB and paramedics arrived and the patient was transported to a hospital for treatment of what is believed to be a non-life-threatening injury. ECST responded and is investigating. The suspect left and no immediate arrests were made. (PP22-26349)

Witnesses or individuals with information are encouraged to email crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference the corresponding case number.

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Year to date in the City of Portland, there have been 89 total shooting incidents, and 21 people injured by gunfire (not including suicide attempts; tally is preliminary and may change as additional reports are processed).

This weekend, members of the Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) will be joining the Focused Intervention Team (FIT) to enhance PPB response capabilities to gun violence and other public safety incidents. Our goal is to prevent shootings with high visibility patrols and increase response and investigative resources to any shootings that do happen.

Photo description: Silver and black semiautomatic handgun on ground in a yard

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