Daytime shooting in Hazelwood ends in crash

See where gangsters, shooting it out in Hazelwood, end up in Gresham …

A police officer blocks off NE Glisan Street at NE 102nd Avenue in outer East Portland while a drive-by shooting investigation gets underway.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

The sound of gunfire cracked through the air – least 15 gunshots – on the morning of June 25.

At a time when most people in the Hazelwood neighborhood are having their morning coffee, Portland Police Bureau (PPB) East Precinct officers were receiving a “shots fired” call at 9:15 a.m. The location was along NE Glisan Street, a few blocks east of the I-205 Freeway.

Looking north on NE Glisan Street, this is what witnesses saw, after police arrive on scene.

“I’d just sat down with a cup of coffee and an apple fritter, and pulled out my tablet at Heavenly Donuts, when I heard shots outside,” said Danny Overton.

“I poked my head out the door of the shop [at NE 102nd Avenue and Glisan Street], and saw people in cars, shooting at each other,” Overton told East Portland News. “It was over in a couple seconds, and both cars peeled out. I was shaking so bad, I was so scared, I took my stuff to go,” Overton added.

A Portland Police Criminalist photographs the crime scene, with yellow evidence markers placed over bullet casings.

Police officers found more than a dozen bullet casings on the south side of NE Glisan Street at 105th Avenue.

“Witnesses confirmed to officers that occupants of two vehicles were shooting at each other, and that both vehicles fled the area,” PPB Public Information Officer Sgt. Pete Simpson said.

Officers cordoned off NE Glisan Street, closing it off to traffic to begin an investigation of the crime scene – after the reportedly gang-affiliated gunmen had fled the area.

On the edge of Gresham, police detectives begin to examine this car, they say is involved in the shooting.

As detectives were setting out evidence markers over the bullet casings, the police radio dispatcher told officers that, about 15 minutes after the shooting call, the Gresham Police Department had responded to a single vehicle traffic crash – “a car into a tree” – on NE 162nd Avenue, just south of Halsey Street.

“East Precinct officers were dispatched to assist, and upon arrival determined that the vehicle and occupants were most likely related to the shooting on Glisan Street,” Simpson reported.

A Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s canine partner gets ready to search the area for additional evidence.

Both the driver and passenger of the wrecked car limped away from the scene before being nabbed by officers. “Both were transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for serious injuries suffered in the crash – but, neither person had gunshot wounds.”

24-year-old Antonio Mayshack faces numerous felony charges related to this shooting.

As soon as he was released from the hospital after being treated for injuries related to the crash, the Gang Enforcement Team took 24-year-old Antonio Mayshack into custody and transported him to the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC).

Mayshack was booked in at 07:35 p.m., on charges of Attempted Murder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Mayshack was also held on outstanding charges of Robbery in the Third Degree and Criminal Trespass in the First Degree.

“Detectives suspect Mayshack of being the driver in the vehicle that crashed and burned earlier that day,” Simpson said. “A firearm was located, and seized from inside the vehicle,” he added.

Looking at this car that crashed and then burned, it’s surprising that the collision with the tree didn’t prove to be fatal.

The other man in the car remains in the hospital with serious injuries and has not been charged with any crimes.
After being arraigned in Multnomah County Court on June 27, Mayshack learned he will face 11 Felony charges, and one Misdemeanor. He’s still behind bars in MCDC, in lieu of $557,500 combined bail

The investigation is continuing, and anyone with information should contact Detective Jeff Pontius at 503-823-0947, or at

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