January 12, 2023 22:07
ECST Detectives booked Henry F. Mendoza, 25, into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree (2 counts), Attempted Assault in the First Degree (2 counts), Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Attempt to Elude Police by Vehicle, and Attempt to Elude Police on Foot.
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A suspect was arrested after firing at least one shot at a community member while eluding in a stolen vehicle.
On Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 2:33p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the area of North Crawford Street and North Pittsburg Avenue. The caller was the owner of the vehicle, a 2006 Ford F350 with dually tires.
When they arrived, officers set up spike strips to attempt to incapacitate the vehicle should the driver attempt to elude. The suspect did try to drive off and the tires were punctured. Officers did not pursue, however the truck's owner did follow the suspect. The suspect jumped out of the truck in the 7000 block of North Polk Avenue and then fired at least one round at the owner, striking the driver's door of the vehicle he was in. No one was injured.
Officers swarmed the area and located the suspect running away near North Buchanan Avenue and North Jersey Street. The suspect ran behind a home in the 7400 block of North Jersey Street and officers set up a perimeter to contain the suspect. Supervisors requested on-duty members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team to assist. The suspect emerged and was arrested. A gun was recovered nearby and seized as evidence.
Detectives with the Enhanced Community Safety Team responded to the scene to investigate. The suspect's name will be released at a later time after he has been charged with crimes.
1) Gold colored pickup truck with deflated front tires in front of a PPB police vehicle with flashing lights
2) The same truck from the front behind red police crime scene tape
3) Dark colored sedan with bullet hole in the door
4) Chrome semiautomatic pistol with brown grip sits in barkdust, a box of ammunition nearby
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