151 bullet casings, 2 wounded, 4 arrested in outer East Portland shootings

Week 66 Shooting Report | Sadly, this week’s ‘shooting scorecard’ doesn’t show any improvement. Police did make gun- and shooting-related arrests, however …

Across outer East Portland, Portland Police Bureau responded to 51 “Shots Fired” calls; quite likely, one of them was in your neighborhood.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

While Portland’s elected leaders, including the Commissioner of Police, Mayor Ted Wheeler, continue to “make plans” to stop shooting crimes committed by people bent on creating violent havoc, but meanwhile the bullets keep flying

The ‘SHOTS FIRED’ count: This week’s total in outer East Portland is 51; not all of them were verified shooting incidents.

From Parkrose to Powellhurst-Gilbert, Portland Police Bureau (PPB) officers were called to the scene of 13 shooting incidents from October 8 through 10; most of them in outer East Portland.

We’ll detail these calls later in this article.

Officers arrest two for Attempted Murder in Centennial

Officers close down streets in the Centennial neighborhood, after an occupied residence is shot up.

On Saturday, October 9, at 8:26 p.m., PPB East Precinct officers were dispatched to the 3200 Block of SE 165th Avenue, between Division and Woodward Streets.

Officers found an occupied home struck several times by bullets. Other officers on the call spotted a vehicle that matched the description of a car that left the scene of a shooting a number of blocks west of Powell Butte, and reported as going fast on Holgate Boulevard.

Officers stopped the vehicle and detained the occupants, while members of the PPB’s Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) were called in to investigate.

During the traffic stop, officers say they found these two guns in the console of the suspect’s car. PPB provided image

20 year-old Martin R. Rosario was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) on October 10 at 1:02 a.m. on charges of Attempted Murder II and two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon. At his arraignment, later that day, Rosario learned he was also being charged with one count of an additional Felony – Attempted Assault I. The combined bail for the assault and weapons charge totals $30,000 and Rosario continues to be lodged in the MCDC.

Both of them facing multiple Felony charges – including Attempted Murder – jailed are 20 year-old Martin R. Rosario and 20 year-old Keylin Darrell Proby.

One minute earlier than Rosario, 20 year-old Keylin Darrell Proby was also booked into the MCDC, and also on charges of Attempted Murder and two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon. At his arraignment, Proby learned he’d also face Attempted Assault I charges. His combined bail was set for his four Felony charges at $280,000; he also is still in the MCDC, in lieu of bail.

If you have information about this incident, please reference Case No. 21-282378 when contacting the PPB at crimetips@portlandoregon.gov.

Officers arrest a felon, with a gun, in Gateway Fred Meyer store

Around the perimeter of the Gateway Shopping Center, officers quietly prepare to take down a man, said to be brandishing a firearm.

PPE East Precinct officers were dispatched to a “Suspicious-with Weapon” call on October 12 at 9:50 a.m. to the Gateway Shopping Center. Specifically, the dispatchers told responding officers that the suspicious person with a gun was in the parking lot of the Gateway Fred Meyer store

“The caller reported seeing a man exiting his vehicle, and putting a gun in his waistband,” a PPB spokesperson related. “When approached by the caller, the man with the gun went back to his vehicle, retrieved a chain, and began swinging it at the caller in a menacing manner.”

The caller backed off, and told arriving officers that the man had gone into Freddie’s.

Being cautious, officers coordinated with store security who were already keeping an eye on the suspect, who was in the shoe department near the store’s main east entry, and took him into custody without incident.

Investigating the incident, officers located the suspect’s fully loaded Ruger 9mm handgun that he’d stashed in a box of work boots.

Arrested (left), released, and then – six days later –  arrested again for “Menacing with a Gun” (right), is 27-year-old Jacob Chaunallan Hall. MCDC booking photos

Arrested was 27-year-old Jacob Chaunallan Hall, who was booked into the MCDC at 11:15 a.m. on charges of Menacing with a Gun, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Theft in the First Degree. At his arraignment, His combined bail was set at $12,500.

However, according to court documents, Hall had been arrested and booked into the MCDC just six days earlier, on October 6, on charges of Contempt, for Violating a Restraining Order, but was released on October 8. Release Reason: Time Served on a Sentence.

Even more, Hall was discovered to be on post-prison supervision for Kidnap in the Second Degree. Hall was again released from MCDC on October 14, but he wasn’t set free. Release Reason: Custody of the Clackamas County Jail.

Shooting spree continues

Night and day, officers are called to one shooting incident after another.

Over the three days of shootings this week in outer East Portland, five of the “Shots Fired” calls were taken in the short span of just three hours.

Indicative of the short-staffing problem of the Portland Police Bureau, at one of the shootings, a sergeant was left to process one of the crime scenes alone. At another crime scene, officers needed the help of local residents to block traffic while they looked for and collected evidence.

October 8 at 9:10 p.m.
Lents neighborhood shots fired
Near the intersection of SE 83rd and Woodstock Boulevard, officers responded to a “Shots Fired” call. They found no one injured, but they did find several rifle bullet casings. This is  Case No. 21-281535.

October 9 at 3:16 a.m.
Bullets strike Hazelwood building
This “Shots Fired” call sent officers near the intersection of NE 102nd Avenue and East Burnside, where they didn’t find any ne injured., but they did locate an unoccupied building that had been struck by gunfire. This is Case No. 21-281764.

October 9 at 3:52 p.m.
Bullets rip into Montavilla home, and a school

Just south of Harrison Park, along SE 87th Avenue north of Division Street, a shooting call led officers to find bullet strikes at an occupied home and at Harrison School; however, ECST investigators believe that neither may have been intended targets of what might have been a random shooting. This is Case No. 21-282211.

October 9 at 4:56 p.m.
Shootout in Powellhurst-Gilbert

South of Gilbert HydroPark, near Gilbert Elementary School, in the 13900 Block of SE Center Street, officers found a crime scene with no known victims. This is Case No. 21-282253.

October 9 at 5:04 p.m.
Powellhurst-Gilbert occupied home struck with bullets

Just minutes after the previous documented shooting, officers located and documented a crime scene in the 5400 Block of SE 122nd Avenue, north of Harold Street. One occupied home, which investigators believe was not the intended target, was struck by gunfire. This is Case No. 21-282256.

October 9 at 5:11 p.m.
Gunshot victim walks into Hazelwood hospital
Officers were called to investigate, after the staff of Adventist Medical Center Emergency Department let officials know – as required by law – that they were treating a patient who arrived with a gunshot wound. The victim was suffering from serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. It is unknown where the shooting occurred; if you know more, this is Case No. 21-282262.

October 9 at 6:39 p.m.
Shots again ring out, near Mt. Scott Park
After Mt. Scott-Arleta neighbors convinced city officials to put up 18 traffic barrels on streets around Mt. Scott Park, it seemed to stop the spate of sometimes twice-weekly shootings in the area. However, this shooting took place along SE Harold Street at 73rd Avenue, where there are no barrels. Officers located a crime scene, but no victims. This is Case No. 21-282314.

October 9 at 11:18 p.m.
Man wounded in Parkrose shooting
Police officials weren’t clear if this incident, in the 11300 Block of NE Sandy Boulevard, was at the tavern, or at the motel across the street. Officers did find a gunshot victim suffering from a serious, but non-life-threatening gunshot wound, and provided immediate trauma care until the person was taken to an area hospital. This is Case No. 21-282498.

October 10 at 1:31 a.m.
Shots fired near Gateway nightclub
This “Shots Fired” call took officers to the 9900 Block of SE Stark Street, near the Venue Gentlemen’s Night Club. Officers located a crime scene with no known victims. This is Case No. 21-282585

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These shootings are being actively investigated by the PPB ECST and Homicide Detectives.

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

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