The wounded accumulate in more outer East Portland shootings

Week #107 Shooting Report | INCLUDES INVESTIGATION VIDEOS | Look and learn about this week’s injury shootings. And, check out the ‘Shots Fired Log’, to locate gunfire near you …

Officers investigate one of the two “Shooting-with Weapon” calls – one each in Powellhurst-Gilbert and Parkrose – left victims with injuries this week.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

While we wait for the “Safer Summer PDX” plan to reduce “gun violence”, as Portland’s Police Commissioner and Mayor Ted Wheeler calls it, shootings that kill and wound across the city – and here, in outer East Portland – continue.

Although there were numerous shootings causing injury in our neighborhoods, we were fortunate not to have any gunshot murders this week, such as one in downtown Portland:

July 29
Deadly ‘Entertainment District’ shooting

Evidence markers show were shell casings were located in Portland’s Old Town “Entertainment District”. One victim, 19-year-old Lauren Teyshawn Abbott Jr., later died in a hospital. Courtesy KATU News 2

The area of “Old Town” Portland, colorfully rebranded the “Entertainment District” just before the pandemic struck, was the location of a shooting homicide on July 29. Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Central Precinct officers were dispatched at 9:31 p.m. to the area of NW Couch Street at 5th Avenue, a block north of West Burnside Street.

Officers found two victims struck by gunfire, and provided medical aid. One of the victims, an adult male, was taken to an area hospital by ambulance, where he died. A third victim arrived at a local hospital by private car with life-threatening injuries.

PPB Homicide Detail detectives who investigated didn’t say if arrests were pending, only that, “There is currently no known threat to the public.”
Information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Shaye Samora at Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Tony Harris at Anthony.Harris@portlandoregon.gov and reference Case No. 22-203640.

July 29
Back-to-back shootings in Powellhurst-Gilbert

Being understaffed, PPB officers are sent from one call to another; and responding to minor crimes is often put “on hold” as officers diligently work to keep up with shootings, armed robberies, stabbings, and domestic violence incidents.

July 29 at 9:18 p.m.
Two injured in apartment complex shooting

PPB officers stand behind some of the many police crime evidence markers on the ground at the Holgate Terrace Apartments complex in Powellhurst-Gilbert.

Just 13 minutes before the previous multiple-casualty shooting incident in old town, at 9:18 p.m., PPB East Precinct officers were dispatched to 12105 SE Holgate Boulevard on a “Shooting-with Weapon” call.

The actual “front” of the Holgate Terrace Apartments complex actually faces SE 122nd Avenue; and that was were officers gathered.

Watch, as investigators collect evidence after this shooting:

Numerous evidence markers were strewn about the driveway and into the parking lot. Additional markers were found between the building and fence, on the west side of SE 122nd Avenue.

Residents standing outside the police containment line were commenting to one another about hearing many shots; people running – with an individual with a gun chasing them around the building.

Both ECST investigators and officers search for additional evidence at this shooting scene.

Teams from the PPB’s Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) and Focused Intervention Team (FIT) soon joined the officers at that location to help gather the evidence spread out around the building.

“One male was shot and transported to a local hospital, with serious injuries,” revealed PPB Public Information Officer Sergeant Kevin Allen.

As photographed from the sidewalk with a telephoto lens, an officer collects more evidence at the rear of this building.

Since a “walk-in shooting victim” had arrived at nearby Adventist Medical Center at 9:47 p.m. with a gunshot wound, we asked if this may have been related to this case. Sgt. Allen confirmed, “A second male went to a hospital by private vehicle with gunfire injuries, investigators believe this to be related.”

The primary shooting incident is Case No. 22-203640; the hospital walk-in shooting has it’s own listing: Case No. 22-203644

July 29 at 10:53 p.m.
Carjacker shoots to scare off victims

After being diverted by dispatchers away from the previous shooting that evening, this officer now unrolls crime scene tape at a new shooting location, 1.3 miles to the northeast.

Because of the shortage of available officers, after the first shooting investigation was well underway, Several PPB East Precinct officers walked briskly to their patrol vehicles stopped along SE 122nd Avenue and left “Code 3” – with emergency lights flashing and sirens sounding – heading further east along SE Holgate Boulevard.

This second shooting call to which they were dispatched was not far away, in the 13700 block of SE Center Street. However, evidence of the shooting was actually located even further east along Center Street – at the intersection of 139th Avenue, across from the Gilbert Hydro Park.

Having run out of plastic, yellow evidence markers at the other Powellhurst-Gilbert shooting earlier that evening, officers used their business cards to mark spent bullet shell casings at this second crime scene.

Some officers cordoned off the intersection while others looked for, and found, a spent bullet shell casing atop a speed bump in the middle of Center Street.

These officers slowly walk westward, searching for evidence, along the edge of the road and into the Hydro Park.

See officers search a two-block area, looking for evidence at this shooting:

“A group of juvenile victims were robbed of their car at gunpoint,” Sgt. Allen told East Portland News about this incident after it was over. “The robber fired at least one shot, believed to be in the air; no injuries were reported.”

This investigation is ongoing; it’s Case No. 22-230701.

In Parkrose: Two more injury shootings

July 31 at 2:58 a.m.

Both PPB North Precinct officers and emergency medical first responders were dispatched to another “Shooting-with-Weapon” call in the Parkrose neighborhood along NE 116th Avenue, between Prescott Street and Sandy Boulevard.

Details of that gunshot injury are unavailable. This is Case No. 22-204781.

August 3 at 9:50 a.m.

Officers and an ambulance were dispatched on a “Shooting-with-Weapon” call at a transient encampment occupying the “Multi-use Path” located between NE Marine Drive and the Columbia River. Apparently, emergency medical first responders were “challenged” by campers. The paramedic backed off until officers arrived.

Details of that gunshot injury are unavailable. This is Case No. 22-207956.

Additional injury shootings outside of our area

Along streets west of outer East Portland neighborhoods, bullets were flying, and victims were wounded.

July 31 at 2:19 a.m.
Shots again ring out in ‘Entertainment District’

In Old Town, evidence markers show the location of spent bullet shells casing – again along NW Couch Street. PPB image

Two days later, and one block north of the deadly Old Town shooting of July 29, officers were sent yet another “Shooting-with-Weapon” call. This time, officers found a man suffering from a serious gunshot wound to the chest. Using their ‘Individual First Aid Kit”, officers likely saved the victim’s life, before he was taken away by ambulance to a local hospital.

ECST Detectives are asking for the public’s help with that shooting investigation. Contact Detective Sara Clark at sara.clark@portlandoregon.gov or (503)823-0422. Oddly, no Case Number is connected with this incident.

Three additional Portland-wide injury “Shooting-with-Weapon” cases

  • July 29, 2022 at 01:26:21 – SE DIVISION ST / SE 32ND AVE; Case No. 22-202895
  • July 30, 2022 at 23:02:14 – 3500 Block of N INTERSTATE AVE; Case No. 22-204597
  • August 1, 2022 at 21:01:04 – 22000 Block of SE ANKENY ST; Case No. 22-28525

 

If you have information about any of these gunfire incidents, email it to crimetips@portlandoregon.gov – and be sure to include the Case Number.

~ SHOTS FIRED LOG ~

While fewer in number than last week – perhaps due to the melting heat wave – our neighborhoods still logged 33 ‘Shots Fired’ calls, in addition to the “Shooting-with-Weapon” dispatches. Officers investigating these calls sometimes do not find evidence that a shooting took place.

July 27
22-201622       07/27/2022 at 18:53:17           9200 Block of SE CLINTON ST

22-201695       07/27/2022 at 20:19:05           100 Block of SE 126TH AVE
22-201777       07/27/2022 at 22:13:03           12000 Block of SE BOISE ST
22-201849       07/27/2022 at 23:48:05           4300 Block of NE 85TH AVE

July 28
22-201874       07/28/2022 at 00:12:09           1300 Block of NE 110TH AVE

22-201925       07/28/2022 at 02:27:02           100 Block of SE 146TH AVE
22-201977       07/28/2022 at 03:50:28           13100 Block of SE STARK ST
22-202147       07/28/2022 at 08:28:53           12400 Block of NE HALSEY ST
22-201622       07/27/2022 at 18:53:17           9200 Block of SE CLINTON ST
22-202810       07/28/2022 at 23:25:48           1800 Block of NE 144TH AVE

July 29 [+5 calls outside our area]
22-202937       07/29/2022 at 02:34:36           4500 Block of NE 125TH PL
22-202977       07/29/2022 at 03:50:30           2000 Block of NE 160TH PL
22-202991       07/29/2022 at 04:23:52           1700 Block of NE 162ND AVE
22-203009       07/29/2022 at 05:10:11           2300 Block of SE 158TH AVE

July 30
22-203823       07/30/2022 at 01:25:31           4500 Block of SE 87TH AVE

22-203836       07/30/2022 at 01:34:40           SE FOSTER RD / SE POWELL BLVD
22-203941       07/30/2022 at 04:53:26           8800 Block of SE FLAVEL ST
22-204517       07/30/2022 at 21:25:58           12800 Block of SE STARK ST
22-204655       07/31/2022 at 00:08:10           12000 Block of SE BOISE ST
22-204719       07/31/2022 at 01:19:50           SE 158TH AVE / SE FOSTER RD

July 31 [+3 calls outside our area]
22-028284       07/31/2022 at 02:13:12           17500 Block of SE STARK ST
22-205636       07/31/2022 at 23:50:58           3300 Block of SE 82ND AVE

August 1 [+7 calls outside our area]
22-205646       08/01/2022 at 00:08:52           2200 Block of NE 92ND AVE
22-206442       08/01/2022 at 20:08:50           6600 Block of SE HAROLD ST
22-206470       08/01/2022 at 20:55:05           16100 Block of SE POWELL BLVD
22-206552       08/01/2022 at 22:54:44           5700 Block of SE LIEBE ST
22-206583       08/01/2022 at 23:24:34           SE POWELL BLVD / SE 74TH AVE

August 2
[Surprisingly no calls in outer East Portland; but 7 calls outside our area]

August 3
22-207676       08/03/2022 at 00:15:18           200 Block of SE 80TH AVE

22-207695       08/03/2022 at 00:38:29           SE 52ND AVE / SE FOSTER RD
22-207713       08/03/2022 at 01:04:25           1600 Block of NE 116TH PL
22-208065       08/03/2022 at 12:06:23           12400 Block of NE FLANDERS ST
22-208264       08/03/2022 at 14:59:42           SE 74TH AVE / SE POWELL BLVD
22-028738       08/03/2022 at 15:55:52           300 Block of NE 170TH AVE

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We had a cooler week just past; it is not clear whether that affected shooting patterns. But a weekend warmup may heat things up.

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