PPB Responds to Multiple Shootings and Homicides over the Weekend

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August 29, 2022 11:12


PPB responded to three people killed and nine people injured since Saturday morning.

Since early Saturday morning, PPB personnel has responded to three homicides and an additional seven shooting incidents. The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's assistance in solving or providing more information on the cases.

Below is a brief synopsis of the incidents. Details are limited, as the cases are in the early stages of investigation. Information is tentative and subject to change.

On Monday, August 29, 2022, at 3:11 a.m. Officers were dispatched to a local gas station, located in the 600 Block of Southeast Grand Avenue regarding a ride-share driver who had been assaulted. Officers arrived and determined the driver picked up a fare and was immediately held at gunpoint by the passenger. The driver was forced to drive the passenger around the area for a short while. The victim was able to convince the suspect she had to get gas, at which time she was able to get away from her car and the suspect. As the suspect was leaving the area on foot, he fired a single shot (most likely in the air). A single casing was located in the area. Assault Detectives were notified for follow-up. Case #22-232410

On August 28, 2022, at 10:57 p.m., Officers from North Precinct were dispatched to an overdose call at 15 Northeast Broadway. When officers arrived, they found a man who was actually suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was confirmed deceased by medical on-scene.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit responded to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler at jennifer.hertzler@police.portlandoregon.gov (503)823-1040 or Detective Rico Beniga at rico.beniga@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-232298.

The identity of the victim will be released after they are positively identified, the Medical Examiner has confirmed cause of death, and after family members have been notified.

On August 28, 2022, at 10:47 p.m., officers were dispatched to a shooting in the area of Northeast I-5 over Northeast Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard. There were hundreds of people and cars in the area participating in an apparent illegal street takeover event, making it difficult for officers to respond and investigate the shooting. Officers eventually arrived and found a man suffering from an apparent non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Officers eventually learned that one additional gunshot victim was driven to a hospital in Washington with non-life threatening wounds, and another was driven by personal vehicle south, with unknown gunshot wounds.

There is nobody in custody and is actively being investigated. Case #22-232288

On Sunday, August 28, 2022, at 9:32 p.m., officers responded to a shooting call in the 600 Block of Southeast 148th Avenue. Officers arrived and found a man who was shot and appeared to be deceased. Medical arrived and confirmed that the victim was deceased.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit responded to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Jason Koenig at jason.koenig@police.portlandoregon.gov (503)823-0889 or Detective Michael Greenlee at michael.greenlee@police.portlandoregon.gov (503)823-0871, and reference case number 22-232231.

On Sunday, August 28, 2022, at around 9:20 p.m., Officers responded to the area of Southeast 122nd and East Burnside Street and found a man and a woman, both suffering from gunshot wounds. The woman suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The man was transported to a local hospital as a trauma injury. Nobody was taken into custody. Case #22-232225.

On Sunday August 28, 2022, at approximately 3:55 a.m., Officers responded to a disturbance in the 14900 Block of Southeast Powell. Information was very convoluted, but it was determined there was a female shot in the leg inside a vehicle outside the residence. Police also learned the suspect might be still inside the house.

A plan was formulated to do a rescue of the female and bring her back to a waiting ambulance. Officers and Sergeants approached the residence and upon arrival, encountered two males outside the residence along with the wounded female inside the car. Officers placed a tourniquet on the victim's leg and evacuated her in a patrol car to the waiting ambulance. The wound is believed to be non-life-threatening. Officers then detained the two males and two more females inside the residence. The residence was cleared and no more victims were found. The case was referred to the Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST). Case #22-231561

On Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 3:23 a.m., Officers were dispatched to the area of North Force and North Marine Drive regarding a person shot. The man had a non-life-threatening wound and refused transport to the hospital. The victim said he was dumpster diving in the area, when a person yelled at him to stop and then fired a shot. Case #22-231537

On Sunday, August 28, 2022, at 3:03 a.m., officers responded to the area just south of Northeast Glisan and Northeast 99th Street regarding a female firing a gun and then possibly leaving in a vehicle. Officers found no victim of a shooting. A canvas of the area found one single shell casing.

As officers were leaving the scene, a vehicle arrived back at the location with a driver who matched the description of a caller. The driver refused to listen to officers when she parked, and began yelling at them as she walked into her apartment. Moments later she came back out in changed clothes and refused any contact the officers.

Due to the fact there was no victim found, no actual witness to her shooting a handgun and no shell casing evidence, officers disengaged and forwarded the case to ECST. Case ##22-231537

On August 28, 2022, at 12:59 a.m., Officers were dispatched to the area of North Going Street and North Basin Avenue regarding someone shot. As Air 1 flew over, they saw what appeared to be speed racers leaving the location.

One victim showed up at a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A second victim showed up in a separate vehicle with a non-life-threatening injury.

Arrested at the hospital were 18-year-old Twana Osman and a 17-year-old juvenile. Case #22-231453

On Saturday, August 27, 2022, at 7:01 a.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a disturbance call in the 3200 block of Southeast 92nd Avenue. Officers arrived to find an adult female who was deceased.

33-year-old Mohamed Osman Adan was arrested and has been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the charges of Murder in the Second Degree (Domestic Violence) and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

If anyone has additional information about this incident, please contact Detective Rico Beniga can be reached at (503)823-0457 or at Rico.beniga@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@police.portlandoregon.gov.

The identity of the victim will be released after they are positively identified, the Medical Examiner has confirmed cause of death, and after family members have been notified.

Critical incidents such as these take a significant number of police resources to respond and investigate, and the Portland Police Bureau is aware that many lower priority calls do not get a timely response. We are grateful for the patience from the community as we work through the calls. Some reports can be made on our website at https://www.portland.gov/police/police-report-online-submission .

If anyone has information about any of these incidents, and has not already spoken to police, they are asked to e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and include the applicable case number.

ECST investigators consider all gunfire aimed at Portland community members to be attempted murder cases. Eyewitnesses or video evidence is crucial in solving these cases and these crime victims need people to come forward with any information. If anyone has information about a shooting case, please contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov , or tips can be sent to 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.

Anyone wishing to submit a secure and anonymous tip regarding any unsolved felony crime should visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com or visit the App Store and download P3 Tips for your smart phone or tablet.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100 percent by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, or to view other unsolved cases, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/



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