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UPDATE #2: Victim Was Injured in Portsmouth Neighborhood Shooting, 1 Arrest Made (Photo)

March 05, 2021 12:55


A victim was seriously injured in the shooting that took place in the 4600 block of North Houghton Street on Thursday morning. One arrest has been made, and another suspect is still outstanding.

The victim, an adult male, was contacted by investigators after driving away from the shooting scene. His injuries are serious but not believed to be life threatening. Another victim who was shot at, but not injured, was also contacted.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for the house where the suspects were seen entering. When SERT executed that warrant, they located and arrested Claud J. Pierce, 20. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on three counts of Attempted Murder in the First Degree, Assault in the First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. An additional firearm was seized as evidence.

Detectives are still looking for Marquise D. Brazile, 20. If anyone sees him, please do not approach. Call 911 right away.

As it is an active investigation, no further information is being released at this time.



The Special Emergency Reaction Team has completed its search of the house of interest, as well as the surrounding block. No suspect was located. Investigators are now working at the shooting scene and gathering evidence (photo). The block will remain closed during that investigation. Officers have recovered a firearm and seized it as evidence. It's not confirmed if the firearm was used in this shooting incident.

Investigators are also looking for the suspect, Marquise D. Brazile, 20 (photo). He is a black male, 5'9" tall, 180 pounds, unknown clothing. If anyone sees him, do not approach and please call 911.

Shortly after the shooting, officers stopped a vehicle leaving the scene. One person was detained but is not being charged at this time.

The investigation continues into the shooting. If anyone has information about this incident, or has information that is not time sensitive about the location of Brazile, please contact Detective Anthony Zoeller 503-823-0743 or Detective Todd Teats 503-823-0881.



The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to a shots fired call in the 4600 block of North Houghton Street. Someone possibly involved in the shooting ran into a garage. Officers have a perimeter around the location. There are no known shooting victims. Some streets around the block are closed.

The PIO is responding to the scene. Media can stage at North Hunt Street just east of North Newman Avenue.



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