February shooter arrested; four shootings on Monday not yet solved

It’s surprising where one shooting suspect was arrested. And, learn why four outer East Portland shootings on April 26 had officers struggling as they went from incident to incident …

A lot of Portland Police Bureau crime scene tape was unreeled at shooting scenes in Parkrose, Glenfair, and Hazelwood – all of them within a few hours of each other.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

The dates of February 28 and April 26 this year had one thing common: On both dates, there were four (4) shooting incidents in outer East Portland. First, the earlier shooting that was solved this week . . .

February Argay Terrace neighborhood shooting suspect arrested – in Indiana

Officers closed off streets near Argay Park in late February, after a person was found there who had been shot numerous times.

> To read our coverage of the February 28 shooting at Argay Park – it’s the third report down in the article! – CLICK HERE.

The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) took over investigating that shooting, in which a man suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

On April 23, PPB officials revealed that ECST Detectives had developed suspect information, and had learned that the subject of their investigation had most likely fled Oregon bound for Indianapolis, Indiana. ECST Investigators worked with members of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit to locate and safely apprehend the subject on Wednesday, April 21.

Detectives identified 28 year-old Dominique Lashawn Green as the suspect in that shooting, which led to an arrest warrant for Attempted Murder I, Assault I, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. The warrant had been issued by a Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge. Green is currently in custody and awaiting extradition back to Oregon, where he will be booked on the outstanding warrant.

Anyone with information related to this incident is still encouraged to contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-0400 and reference Case No. 21-53709.

Four injured in multiple outer East Portland shootings on Monday
In addition to being called out to these outer East Portland shooting incidents, some officers were diverted to help the Gresham Police Department look into a mass shooting of their own, in which seven people attending a vigil were wounded – that was also on the evening of April 26. It was a very busy Monday.

In the Parkrose neighborhood, along SE Sandy Boulevard, officers find two people wounded by gunshots.

April 26 ~ 7:01 p.m.  ~ Parkrose neighborhood
The first shooting of the evening, which brought out both PPB North Precinct and ECST investigators ,was near the EconoLodge Motel at NE 95th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. There they found two victims suffering from serious gunshot wounds. Both were taken to a hospital for treatmemt.

This case remains under investigation; anyone with information about it is asked to e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference Case No. 21-112116.

April 26 ~ 10:59 p.m. ~ Glenfair neighborhood

Investigators discover some 32 shell casings in the vicinity of this Glenfair neighborhood shooting.

This “Shooting – with Weapon” call dispatched PPB East Precinct officers at 10:59 p.m. to the area near “The Alexis”, operated by Home Forward (formerly the Housing Authority of Portland) at SE 151st Avenue and Stark Street.

To say that officers located “evidence of gunfire” would be an understatement: At least 32 shell casings were collected nearby. A short time later, a person with multiple gunshot wounds checked himself into a nearby hospital for serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.

This case remains under investigation; anyone with information about this shooting, is asked to e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference Case No. 21-112271.

April 26 ~ 11:29 p.m. ~ Hazelwood neighborhood

Seeking evidence of damage from bullets, this officer examines buildings in the Hazelwood neighborhood.

Another “Shots Fired ” call, this one dispatched at 11:29 p.m., sent additional East Precinct officers 25 blocks west on SE Stark Street, near 126th Avenue, to a spot between two large apartment complexes.

“Officers located at least 11 shell casings there – as well as a bullet hole in a parking sign; but, no injured people or other property damage was located there,” a PPB official said.

This case remains under investigation; anyone with information about this shooting, is asked to e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference Case No. 21-112310.

April 26 ~ 11:59 p.m. ~ Boy with bullet wound taken to hospital

Officers are called to the Emergency Department of a hospital when a child comes in with a gunshot wound.

A minute before the day was over – at 11:59 p.m. – East Precinct officers were dispatched to a local hospital’s emergency department when a person came in with a gunshot wound. The law requires hospitals notify police when a person arrives who is likely to have been a victim of violent crime.

The officers found that that person, who had a “grazing wound” after being struck in the leg by a bullet, was a 13-year-old boy.

“ECST investigators are still trying to determine just where the shooting took place,” a PPB official said. This case remains under investigation; anyone with information about this shooting, is asked to e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference Case No. 21-112329.

ECST members are doing follow-up investigations on all these shooting incidents, including determining whether any of the incidents were related to others.

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