January 28, 2023 17:20
A suspect is facing attempted murder and other charges for shooting at a man with a shotgun in the Cully Neighborhood last month.
On December 8, 2022, North Precinct and Focused Intervention Team (FIT) officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 6100 block of Northeast Simpson Street. When officers arrived, they found that no one was shot, but that a house had been struck by a shotgun blast.
The investigation revealed that Michael J. Baca, 36, of Portland, had fired at a known person, an adult male, with the shotgun. The victim was not injured but the birdshot caused damage to a house across the street.
On Friday, January 27, 2023, PPB members of FIT, the Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST), the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) served a search warrant at an apartment near the location of the shooting. Baca was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon (5 counts), Menacing with a Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Reckless Endangering Another Person, and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree (2 counts). A firearm was seized as evidence.
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