Mom shoots teen son in neck; charged with attempted murder

Week #205 Shooting Report | As outer East Portland shootings continue, see what Portland Police Bureau officers are doing to combat these crimes, and others …

A police officer stands by while detectives investigate where a teenager was “accidently” shot by his mother.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

It’s heartbreaking that another person has been injured in an outer East Portland shooting. But, fortunately, no shooting deaths have been logged this week.

And, take a look at how Portland Police Bureau (PPB) specialty units have been working to reduce shooting violence – and crime, in general.

May 15
Teen shot in neck by mom

In the wee hours of May 15, a shooting victim arrives by private vehicle to the Adventist Medical Center Emergency Department.

This incident started when a teen suffering a gunshot wound was brought in to the Adventist Medical Center (AMC) Emergency Department by a private car on Wednesday evening, May 15.

Following the legally-required protocol, which requires staff to notify the Portland Bureau of Emergency Services when a person with a traumatic-violence injury is brought in to their facilities, PPB East Precinct officers were dispatched to the hospital at 3:09 a.m. to look into this shooting.

“Responding officers learned the victim had been shot in the neck, and suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries,” PPB Public Information Officer Sergeant Kevin Allen told East Portland News.

On the border of the Hazelwood and Mill Park neighborhood, officers and detectives look for evidence in this shooting.

Questioning those present, officers learned that the shooting actually took place on the border of the Hazelwood and Mill Park neighborhoods, about two miles east of the hospital, near intersection of SE 130th Avenue and Sherman Street.

“This was about ten minutes before the victim came in to the Emergency Department,” Sergeant Allen revealed.

A bullet, or bullets, shot by the suspect shattered the rear window of this car; inside was the accused shooter’s son.

“Detectives responded to assume the investigation and determined that the suspect – 38-year-old Domanete Alemiyou Guirma, of Portland – had fired a gun at another person known to her.

“The bullet(s) struck her car, breaking the rear window, and striking her own son, who was sitting in the back seat,” divulged Sergeant Allen.

You’re not allowed to see the MCDC booking photo of 38-year-old Domanete Alemiyou Guirma taken after her arrest. CLICK HERE for details.

Guirma was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) several hours later on May 15, at 12:03 p.m., on charges of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

At her arraignment, Guirma learned she’d be facing five Felony and two Misdemeanor charges related to this incident. Currently, Guirma is being held in the MCDC without bail available – at least, as of now.

The investigation is continuing. If you have information about this case, please e-mail and reference Case No. 24-802181.

Police operation recovers stolen vehicles – and guns

In the Hazelwood neighborhood, officers, from multiple law enforcement agencies, are briefed about their mission in the PPB East Precinct conference room. PPB images

On Friday, May 10, PPB East Precinct officers – with a lot of help – set out on another Stolen Vehicle Operation (SVO).

Again, they partnered with the Gresham Police Department, Port of Portland Police Department, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Auto Theft Task Force, PPB’s K9 Unit, and PPB’s Air Support Unit.

Police vehicles from multiple agencies are shown stopped behind a stolen vehicle on the I-205 freeway.

Take a look at these two semiautomatic handguns on a vehicle’s hood, with slides locked back, both with extended magazines. One gun has an illegal accessory that makes the gun capable of fully-automatic fire.

Using specialized procedures, their efforts yielded a remarkably low “stop ratio” of one stolen vehicle recovered for every two vehicles stopped and questioned.

Two of the drivers during this SVO tried to get away. But both eluding drivers were successfully arrested; and both stolen vehicles were recovered.

Running from officers didn’t work out for this suspect.

During one of the elude attempts, multiple occupants scattered from the vehicle; but all of them were taken into custody in the 9700 block of SE Washington Street.

One stop resulted in two guns seized from a vehicle, both with extended capacity magazines, and one of the two guns had an illegal switch that made it capable of fully-automatic fire.

The results of this relatively short duration special operation were impressive:

7 – Traffic stops/encounters
4 – Stolen vehicles located
7 – Taken into custody
2 – Active arrest warrants serviced
2 – Guns seized (one with full auto switch)
2 – Vehicles eluded (both captured, both confirmed stolen)
1 – Vehicle pursuit (suspect captured)

Members of the crowd-sourced Facebook group PDX Stolen Cars assisted with the SVO. This is the 18th SVO with which PDX Stolen Cars have assisted. The group and have helped PPB return 41 stolen vehicles back to the victims.

More officers stop a stolen vehicle on the I-205 freeway.

Impressive decreasing trend in stolen vehicles
Over the last 12 months, stolen vehicle operations have consistently delivered results in reducing vehicle theft rates. In March 2023, there were 747 vehicles reported stolen. In March 2024, it was 442, an incredible 40% decrease.

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This was the 205th East Portland News “Weekly Shooting Report”. To find out when, why, and how our weekly “Shooting Report” articles began and still continue, CLICK HERE.

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