Shootout in Glenfair ends with no arrests

Week #196 Shooting Report | This week, learn about gunfire in outer East Portland where no one was arrested; and a shooting call in Madison South that turned out not to be no shots fired at all – but a man actually was arrested on firearms charges …

Portland Police Bureau officers are involved to two calls concerning shooting this week; one in Glenfair, and the other in the Madison South neighborhood.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

It’s a good week in outer East Portland when no one is shot to death. And, in fact, no gunshot victims were reported.

We attribute this relatively peaceful seven days to the diligence of the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) officers, and their specialty teams – who have been working to solve crimes by violent people using guns.

March 10
Glenfair shooting confirmed, but no arrests

Officers are called to the TriMet MAX Light Rail Station on East Burnside Street, on the eastern edge of the Glenfair neighborhood, investigating a “shootout” between two men.

Along East Burnside Street at 160th Avenue, near the western edge of the TriMet MAX Light Rail Station, shots were heard early Sunday evening, March 10.

PPB East Precinct officers were dispatched at 5:02 p.m. to the westbound lanes – the north side of the street – and shut down traffic.

Oddly, the transit station was still open and trains were still running when East Portland News arrived not long after the police did.

The light rail station is open and trains are running during the shooting investigation.

“Officers responded to reports of a shooting at that location,” confirmed PPB Public Information Manager Mike Benner. “It was determined two males, known to each, exchanged gunfire with each other. Nobody appeared to be hit, and no property damage was located, either.

“One of the shooters remained at the scene and gave his gun to officers,” Benner went on. “The other man fled. There were no arrests – but the PPB Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) was notified.”

Although there wasn’t a request made to the public for information about this shooting, if you do have information to share about this incident, email it to, Attn: ECST, and make reference to Incident No. 24-59284.

March 11
Man arrested at Madison South shooting call – where no shots were fired

Officers are called to a shooting, not far from the Banfield Freeway.

A day later, PPB East Precinct officers were dispatched to a “Shooting–with Weapon” call on March 11 at 9:55 a.m., just east of NE 82nd Avenue of Roses along Eugene Street.

It didn’t take long for seven officers to pull into the long block, and stop midway at a residence.

“Officers who responded to reports of a shooting arrived, investigated, and determined there actually wasn’t a shooting,” PPB PIO Benner told East Portland News. “But, instead, officers learned that there was an assault involving people known to each other. The suspect fled, but was located and apprehended a short time later.”

Officers get supplies from their cruiser needed in the arrest of a subject who fled from them during this incident.

The man arrested was 23-year-old John Nguyen, and he was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center at 1:38 p.m. that afternoon on three Felony charges: Felon in Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and two Misdemeanor charges, including one for Menacing.

Nguyen was released from custody two days later, on March 13, without being required to post bail. Release Reason: Close Street Supervision.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Thanks for checking out the 196th week of “Weekly Shooting Reports” at East Portland News. As shootings keep taking place, we’ll continue to cover them. CLICK HERE to find out why our weekly “Shooting Report” articles began, and why they continue.

© 2024 David F. Ashton ~ East Portland News™


Comments are closed.

© 2005-2024 David F. Ashton East PDX News™. All Rights Reserved.