‘Transit Station Shooter’ arrested

Find out who was arrested for the brazen daytime outer East Portland shooting on May 29, and how police captured the suspect …

Police gathered along NE 82nd Avenue of Roses at the TriMet MAX Light Rail Station on the Madison South neighborhood last May 29, after a person was shot by a gunman who walked away and vanished.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

This story began on May 29 at 3:29 p.m., at the 82nd Avenue of Roses Transit Station over the Banfield Freeway, when Portland Police Bureau (PPB) officers were called to a shooting – and found a man suffering from a serious but non-life-threatening gunshot injury.

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The gunman just walked away, and seemed to vanish. “On the day of the shooting, officers searched the area for the suspect but did not locate him at that time,” recalled PPB Public Information Officer Sgt. Christopher Burley.

Officers share information about the man suspected of this daytime shooting.

During their investigation, members of the PPB Gang Enforcement Team (GET) learned the man suspected of being the gunman was named Michael Adams, and began looking him.

The efforts of GET paid off on August 1 at 5:44 p.m., with the help of district officers when they performed a “traffic stop’ Adams’ vehicle.

“During the traffic stop, Adams was taken into custody without incident,” Burley said. “As officers searched Adams after his arrest, they located a firearm on Adams’ body. The firearm was seized as evidence.”

During the traffic stop, officers find this handgun in the suspect’s car. PPB provided image

The suspect, 60-year-old Michael Glen Adams, was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) at 9:38 p.m. that evening on charges of being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and committing Assault in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He was also held on a warrant for Possession of Cocaine.

Facing multiple felony charges related to this shooting is 60-year-old Michael Glen Adams.

At his arraignment in Multnomah County Court, Adams learned he’d be facing the Felony assault and firearms charges; he remains in custody at MCDC in lieu of $510,000 combined bail.

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