Teen shooting suspect arrested in Hazelwood

Read, and discover why this outer East Portland 19-year-old male is charged with a gang-related shooting in Hillsboro on Saturday night …

Portland Police officers begin blocking off Hazelwood neighborhood streets as they prepare to aid Washington County law enforcement authorities in arresting a suspected gunman.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

At about 2:30 a.m. on August 18, Portland Police Bureau (PPB) East Precinct officers and their Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) members assembled on NE Glisan Street, near NE 127th Avenue, to assist in the arrest of an attempted murder suspect.

The PPB units were called to the scene at the request of the Washington County Sherriff’s Office Interagency Gang Enforcement deputies, as they prepared to serve an arrest warrant.

What led up to this police activity actually started almost a week earlier, on August 12, just after midnight – when Hillsboro Police Department (HPD) officers responded to a “shots fired” call in their city, at 102 SE 11th Place.

More officers arrive in the neighborhood, not far from Glendoveer.

The officers found a “juvenile party” at the residence; witnesses said that an argument had broken out among some of the guests, several of whom weren’t invited. The host of the party asked the uninvited group to leave the apartment unit, which they did.

A short time later shots were fired from outside the residence; several of the bullets struck two male juveniles who were in the home. Two victims were transported by friends to Providence St. Vincent Hospital, suffering from non-life-threatening injuries.

PPB SERT team members and vehicles gather on NE Glisan Street.

HPD spokesman Lt. Henry Reimann told reporters that the Washington County Interagency Gang Enforcement Team (IGET) developed information leading to arrest warrants for two men

On the evening of August 17, IGET deputies arrested a 17-year-old at his Portland residence, Reimann said, but the suspect’s name will not be formally released until he’s officially charged with the Measure 11 crime.

19-year-old Cristin Octavio Magana-Ponce faces charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder. Washington County Sheriff’s Office booking photo

As a result of the information they’d gathered, IGET asked for support from PPB SERT and Gang Enforcement Team to help in the arrest of a second suspect, 19-year-old Cristin Octavio Magana-Ponce.

Magana-Ponce was taken into custody, and the weapon allegedly used in the shooting was recovered, HPD officials reported.

Magana-Ponce is currently lodged in the Washington County Jail, and will face arraignment on charges of Second Degree Attempted Aggravated Murder.

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