Barrage of bullets into Glenfair apartment wounds girl, injures adult

Week #135 Shooting Report | 17 photos | With so many shooting incidents taking place, our weekly compilation returns. Also, be amazed at how many guns our police officers are taking off the street. And, the “Shots Fired Report” is back, too …

Portland Police Bureau officers and detectives investigate shooting, after shooting, this week; and, take several illegally-held guns off the street.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

It now seems to have been wishful thinking to believe the East Portland News Weekly Shooting Report would no longer be needed in 2023. But, with the first injury shooting taking place the evening of New Year’s Day, and injury shootings continuing this week, yes – it returns.

Why ‘Week #135’?
It’s been 135 weeks since June 9, 2020, when Mayor Ted Wheeler announced he was disbanding the Portland Police Bureau’s Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT).

Before Mayor Wheeler’s fateful decision back then, shootings were occasional; that is, once one every two or three weeks. But immediately after the GVRT was disbanded – the very next day – the number of several-times-each-week shootings began, and that scourge is still with us..

Uncle, and niece, shot in Glenfair by wanted man

A Portland Police Focused Intervention Team sergeant walks into the apartment complex where a man and his niece had just been shot and wounded.

On the dark, rainy Tuesday night of January 10, a man was babysitting his 11-year-old niece in a unit in the Morgan Place Apartments, at 15900 East Burnside Street.

At about 7:30 p.m. he heard someone pounding on the door, screaming that the door be opened to him. Moments after the uncle refused, a barrage of gunshots rang out. The gunman peppered the door and wall next to it with bullets.

Detectives confer about the abundant evidence at the scene at this shooting.

“I heard this pop, pop, pop, pop, and felt pain in my hand,” the man told reporters. Although wounded, he rushed to get the girl, who’d been in the living room, into the kitchen and away from the gunfire. “My niece was crying; she was shot in the belly, arm and chest,” the uncle said.

Portland Police Bureau (PPB) East Precinct officers were dispatched at 7:33 p.m. When they, and members of the Bureau’s Focused Intervention Team (FIT), responded to the area, they quickly located the two suffering from gunshot wounds.

These are some of the at least 12 bullet holes in the front of the apartment that detectives have marked as evidence.

According to PPB information, the uncle first declined immediate medical attention, but later drove himself to a local hospital. However, the 11-year-old girl was taken to a local hospital to receive medical treatment for her what were decided to be “non-life-threatening gunshot wounds”.

Wanted: This is a past booking photo for the suspect, 36-year-old Rashad Calbert. MCDC old booking photo

Although the suspect fled the area immediately after the shooting, witnesses at the scene identified the shooter as 36-year-old Rashad Calbert. Calbert is still at large, wanted for the following charges associated to this case: Attempted Murder in the Second Degree (two counts), Assault in the First Degree (two counts), Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Unlawfully Discharging a Firearm inside City Limits.

Calbert is 5’7″ tall and weighs approximately 140 lbs. He is known to travel using public transit. Anyone who sees Calbert is asked to immediately call 911. Anyone who has information about this shooting and has not yet spoken with police is asked to e-mail; Attn: SVU and reference Case No. 23-9351.

Sadly, the victims’ situation went from bad to worse. With the gunman still on the loose, Multnomah County Victim Services told them that they’d secured a safe place for them to stay. However, that lodging refused to put them up, even for one night, citing safety concerns.

Man seriously wounded in Lents shooting; suspect arrested two blocks away

Officers come to investigate an altercation outside a Lents bar that led to a shooting that seriously wounded a man.

Early Monday morning, December 12, 2022, at 1:30 a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a “Shooting-with Weapon” call outside of the 82nd Street Bar & Grill in the 5000 block of SE 82nd Avenue of Roses.

A sergeant was in the area, and arrived just one minute later. The sergeant and additional officers found an adult male victim with serious gunshot wounds.

The officers performed trauma first aid until Portland Fire & Rescue and ambulance paramedics arrived – they then provided advanced medical care, and rushed him off to a local hospital. He is expected to survive.

This is the gun detectives say they believe was used in a shooting that left a man in “serious” condition. Courtesy PPB

The PPB’s Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) investigated the case and learned who was involved in the incident that led to the shooting.

Later that morning, ECST detectives, FIT officers and the Special Emergency Reaction Team served a search warrant at a residence in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood, on S. E. 68th Avenue, between Mitchell Court and Raymond Street.

You’re not permitted to see  to see the booking photo of 32-year-old Cody Marc Ochs’ booking photo. CLICK HERE to learn why.

Officers seized multiple firearms and body armor and arrested 32-year-old Cody Marc Ochs, booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) on December 12 at 10:14 a.m. on two Class C Felony charges: Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Although, at his arraignment, a judge “released” the two Class C Felony charges against Ochs, at this writing, he was still in custody at MCDC for reasons unknown.

The investigation is continuing. If anyone has information about this shooting, or any other crimes committed by Ochs, please e-mail, Attn: ECST and reference Case No. 22-331432.

Officers find guns: Lots of guns

Between their helping out with high-acuity calls, the PPB’s East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (EPNRT) was hard at work on Friday, January 6 – and took two illegally-possessed guns off the street in about an hour.

January 6 at 10:00 a.m. Foster-Powell – Responding to a call about a camper with a gun, this .22 revolver was confiscated at a transient camp on SE Powell Boulevard near 74th Avenue.

January 6 at 11:00 a.m. Montavilla – Officers found this .45 Glock, with a drum magazine, during a traffic stop along SE 82nd Avenue of Roses near Market Street.

Three arrested, illegal guns seized, after suspects flee police in Powellhurst-Gilbert

January 6 at 11:15 p.m. Powellhurst-Gilbert – Officers tried to stop a fleeing car in outer East Portland. It takes off on I-205, and ends up – 29 miles later – halted in the St. Johns neighborhood.

On January 6 at 11:15 p.m., an East Precinct officer saw a black 2006 BMW 750 driving erratically and speeding in the area of SE Division Street under the Interstate-205 freeway. Instead of stopping, the BMW’s driver sped away and onto northbound I-205.

Although the officer didn’t pursue, the PPB’s “Eye-in-the-Sky”, their Air Support Unit, spotted the car as it headed westbound on I-84. For about 29 miles, the driver sped along freeways and streets, running multiple red stop traffic signals, and driving as fast as 100 miles per hour in residential areas.

This is the BMW that sped along freeways and residential streets, trying to escape the police. Courtesy KPTV Fox-12

Guided by directions from their Air Support Unit, officers set up spike strips on streets in the St. Johns neighborhood, and flattened the BMW’s tires. However the sports car apparently was equipped with “run flat” tires, and kept going for several blocks.

When the vehicle stopped in the 7600 Block of North Lombard Street, four men ran from the vehicle. Officers observed that the men were tossing away handguns as they fled.

These are the weapons that police say were discarded by the fleeing suspects. PPB image

After an extensive search, officers located and arrested three suspects, and recovered three loaded firearms, including one with an extended capacity drum magazine capable of holding 50 rounds of 10mm ammunition. A fourth person stayed in the area of the car and was temporarily detained by police, but was released without charges.

The three suspect who were arrested were booked into the MCDC about 4:15 a.m. on the listed charges:

  • 22-year-old Terrance Zabeyun Greeley – Felon in Possession of a Firearm (Class C Felony), Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public, Attempting to Elude Police while Driving a Motor Vehicle, Attempting to Elude Police on Foot, Reckless Driving, and Violation of a Restraining Order. Released on January 8. Release Reason: Released on Own Recognizance
  • 20-year-old Bobby Okhain Garland – Felon in Possession of a Firearm (Class C Felony), Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public, Attempting to Elude Police on Foot. Although the Felony charges were “released” he’s currently still lodged in Inverness Jail on Parole Violation charges.
  • 22-year-old Amirnazree Axlander Griffin – Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public, Attempting to Elude Police on Foot. Released on January 7. Release Reason: Released on Own Recognizance.


Driver of stolen car pitches gun at McDaniel High School

This is the stolen vehicle officers found outside a motel in the Madison South neighborhood. PPB image

On Sunday, January 8th, at about 11 a.m., North Precinct officers spied an occupied suspicious vehicle outside the States Motel at 2620 NE 82nd Avenue of Roses, in the Madison South neighborhood. Their suspicions were right on target; the vehicle turned out to be stolen.

Officers took care after they spotted the passenger wearing body armor. The vehicle’s driver took off running, darted across NE 82nd Avenue of Roses into the campus of Leodis V. McDaniel High School at 2735 NE 82nd Avenue of Roses.

Here’s the handgun that the suspect allegedly tossed away, while running from police. PPB image

An officer “clears” this handgun of bullets, found near the entrance of Leodis V. McDaniel High School. PPB image

The fleet-footed driver tried to conceal that he’d ditched a handgun in shrubs near the school; however an officer spotted the weapon and retrieved it.

Officers arrested 31-year-old Marcus Jordan Smith; he was booked into the MCDC at 12:34 p.m. that afternoon, on two Class C Felony charges of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Class A Felony charge of Delivering of Oxycodone Near a School. Smith was also charged with two Misdemeanors: Unlawful Possession of a Gun and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

After spending less than a day in custody, Smith was released from jail by the Court on January 9. Release Reason: Released on Own Recognizance.

Shots fired in Lents robbery effort

After shots are heard in the Lents neighborhood, officers arrive to investigate what turned out to be an attempted armed robbery.

Later on January 8, PPB East Precinct officers were dispatched at 9:09 p.m. on a “Shots Fired” call on SE 85th Avenue near Ellis Street.

Officers found evidence of gunfire, and began interviewing people in the area. “Witnesses told the officers that it appeared as if several individuals attempted to rob several other individuals, after which shots were fired,” PPB Public Information Officer Lt. Nathan Sheppard told East Portland News.

Both the armed robbers and suspects left he scene before officers arrived, Lt. Sheppard reported, and no one appears to have been injured.

~ Shots Fired Log ~

Because readers have asked for it, the East Portland News Shots Fired Log returns, at least for this week. Officers find “evidence of shooting” at many of these calls; but at some they do not.

January 4 [+6 outside our area]
23-3593           01/04/2023 at 20:34:41           SE 119TH AVE / SE ASH ST
23-3664           01/04/2023 at 22:08:03           2200 Block of NE 154TH AVE

January 5
23-3768           01/05/2023 at 00:06:17           5000 Block of NE KILLINGSWORTH ST

23-4331           01/05/2023 at 14:13:48           SE HAROLD ST / I205 FWY
23-4489           01/05/2023 at 17:18:12           4400 Block of NE 91ST AVE
23-4621           01/05/2023 at 20:34:40           13200 Block of SE POWELL BLVD
23-4625           01/05/2023 at 20:36:50           NE 102ND AVE / NE SACRAMENTO ST
23-4638           01/05/2023 at 20:47:36           SE 136TH AVE / SE POWELL BLVD
23-4647           01/05/2023 at 20:56:43           NE 92ND AVE / NE SANDY BLVD
23-4661           01/05/2023 at 21:13:07           NE 102ND AVE / NE PRESCOTT ST
23-4662           01/05/2023 at 21:19:02           14000 Block of SE MALL ST

January 6 [+9 outside our area]
23-5587           01/06/2023 at 19:24:20           NE SANDY BLVD / NE 96TH AVE
23-5660           01/06/2023 at 20:42:41           SE 139TH AVE / SE MILL ST
23-5724           01/06/2023 at 22:33:50           11800 Block of SE MT SCOTT BLVD

January 7 [+3 outside our area]
23-5872           01/07/2023 at 02:09:57           11200 Block of SE DIVISION ST
23-5901           01/07/2023 at 02:44:11           SE 74TH AVE / SE KNIGHT ST
23-5953           01/07/2023 at 04:39:31           3400 Block of SE ANKENY ST
23-6535           01/07/2023 at 20:17:09           NE 139TH AVE / E BURNSIDE ST
23-6558           01/07/2023 at 20:38:22           12400 Block of SE BOISE ST
23-6696           01/07/2023 at 23:48:59           6200 Block of SE MAIN ST
January 8 [+8 outside our area]
23-6815           01/08/2023 at 03:03:38           7700 Block of SE POWELL BLVD
23-7366           01/08/2023 at 19:20:39           5800 Block of NE PRESCOTT ST
23-7381           01/08/2023 at 19:40:43           4900 Block of SE 73RD AVE
23-7439           01/08/2023 at 21:09:11           5500 Block of SE 85TH AVE
23-7525           01/08/2023 at 22:56:28           SE 130TH AVE / SE SALMON ST

January 9 [+5 outside our area]
23-7961           01/09/2023 at 11:29:33           12800 Block of NE SANDY BLVD
23-8355           01/09/2023 at 20:45:45           16200 Block of SE DIVISION ST
23-8362           01/09/2023 at 20:51:31           SE 80TH AVE / SE BOISE ST
23-8371           01/09/2023 at 21:05:20           SE 82ND AVE / SE POWELL BLVD

January 10 [+7 outside our area]
23-8496           01/10/2023 at 00:26:00           7900 Block of SE POWELL BLVD
23-8614           01/10/2023 at 06:24:03           12200 Block of SE GLADSTONE ST
23-9346           01/10/2023 at 19:32:39           14700 Block of NE FLANDERS ST
23-9397           01/10/2023 at 20:38:15           NE 122ND AVE / NE HALSEY ST
23-9408           01/10/2023 at 20:52:58           5500 Block of SE 72ND AVE
23-9455           01/10/2023 at 22:01:24           3800 Block of NE 82ND AVE
23-9521           01/10/2023 at 23:23:14           2800 Block of SE 127TH AVE

January 11 [+4 outside our area]
23-9677           01/11/2023 at 05:16:00           14000 Block of SE MAIN ST
23-9749           01/11/2023 at 08:08:19           SE 153RD AVE / SE DIVISION ST

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

During 2019, typically fewer than 40 shootings per month took place. In 2022, there were more than 100 per month.

We’d hoped for a peaceful New Year.

While it looks as if the Portland Police Bureau’s specialty FIT and ECIT officers are making headway, shooting violence certainly does continue.

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