Outer East Portland shootings continue; one dead three wounded

Week #145 Shooting Report | UPDATED | One gunshot victim dies at hospital; three ‘walking wounded’ arrive at hospital ERs. And, a gun is found on a Hazelwood elementary school playground …

As shootings continue, officers respond to calls across outer East Portland.

By David F. Ashton

It’s been 145 weeks since Portland’s Police Commissioner, Mayor Ted Wheeler, disbanded the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Gun Violence Reduction Team. Even with the addition of two new PPB anti-shooting teams, people are still dying at the hands of violent people using firearms.

But, there is hope! Read on and see how your PPB East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team officers are taking guns off the street!

March 23
Man dies after Foster-Powell bar shooting

Paramedics tend to a shooting victim in the parking lot of a Foster-Powell tavern. Courtesy KPTV Fox 12 News

Red’s Bar & Grill, at 7025 SE Foster Road, has a reputation for being a friendly neighborhood establishment. But on March 23, in its parking lot, gunshots erupted and two men were wounded.

Moments later, at 11:34p.m., PPB East Precinct officers were dispatched to the shooting. “When they arrived, officers located an adult male victim in the parking lot,” a PPB spokesperson divulged. “Officers applied trauma first aid to the victim, until paramedics arrived to take over advanced care.”

The parking lot is littered with spent bullet casings, after a Foster-Powell shooting wounds two men –one of them dies of the trauma – at a neighborhood bar. Courtesy KGW-8 News

Although the victim was rushed away by ambulance, the wounded man died at the hospital while he was receiving treatment.

A short time later, another adult male shooting victim arrived by private vehicle at a hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. “Officers responded and learned that he was also shot outside the bar,” the PPB official revealed.

While this was going on, the PPB Homicide Unit’s detectives were arriving at the scene of the crime to take over the investigation, and closed S.E. Foster Road between 70th and 72nd Avenues.

Paramedics prepare to take the critically-wounded shooting victim to a local hospital for treatment – where he later died.

No suspect or suspects were located at that time – and, so far, and no arrests have been made.


On April 27, PPB officials identified the victim as this man, 36-year-old Ricco Giles, 36, of Portland. The medical examiner determined the manner and cause of death was homicide by gunshot. Family provided photo

Also in this update, a third shooting victim, a female, was discovered after being taken to a local hospital by private vehicle. Her injuries were not life-threatening. Neither of the injured victims is being identified by police.

If you have information about this incident, please contact Detective Eric McDaniel at Eric.McDaniel@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0833 or Detective Scott Broughton at Scott.Broughton@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-3774 and reference Case No. 23-76120.

Two additional Emergency Department ‘walk-in wounded’

Hoping that the shooting incident they were engaged in wouldn’t be detected, wounded individuals are brought into the hospital’s Emergency Department.

This week, the Adventist Medical Center Emergency Department in the Hazelwood neighborhood took care of other shooting victims that were brought in by private vehicles.

March 19 at 11:07 p.m. – Case No. 23-72139.
March 22 at 06:19 a.m. – Case No. 23-74288.

The law requires that hospitals notify police when a wounded person is brought into its emergency department. In both cases, the wounded individuals declined to provide any information about the time, location, or possible shooters – which is usually the case. As City Commissioner Mingus Mapps has publicly observed, “Portland has a gang problem.”

Officers find guns; lots of guns

March 22
Squatters rousted, guns found in Lents

Due to a history of weapons and “Shots Fired” calls at this location, the PPB’s Special Emergency Response Team heads into the property. PPB Image

PPB officials didn’t reveal the location of the operation, but the PPB East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) came onto a property in the Lents neighborhood to help its owner clear it of squatters.

These are the guns found during the operation – along with the stolen ‘BikeTown’ bicycle. PPB Image

“In addition to locating multiple guns, a stolen car was also found,” a PPB NRT officer commented. “Three people were ultimately arrested.”

March 23
Gun found in Cherry Park Elementary playground

An officer shows the backpack – which contained a gun – found on a playground of a Hazelwood elementary school. PPB Image

While making rounds at Cherry Park Elementary School, along SE 104th Avenue at Stephens Street, a school custodian made a startling discovery — a handgun inside a student-style backpack. The custodian called 9-1-1 for assistance.

“Thankfully, no students were at school today,” commented Public Information Officer Sergeant Kevin Allen. a PPB East Precinct officer. “Two individuals on-scene are currently detained pending investigation.”

This is the handgun: A Glock 9mm pistol with two spare magazines, found by officers.in a backpack. PPB Image

Sgt. Allen told East Portland News that, later that afternoon, 38-yer-old Timothy Allen Gallagher was arrested. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) on March 23 at 11:45 a.m. two Felony charges: Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and a parole detainer. Gallagher remains lodged in the MCDC without bail on the charges.

“Another man was released at the scene,” Sgt. Allen noted.

If you have information helpful to police, e-mail it to  crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov, and reference Case No. 23-61363.

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