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Dampier and Randle
Dampier and Randle
UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Results in Arrests For Attempted Murder (Photo) - 03/21/20

GVRT's investigation into Friday morning's shooting in the Eliot Neighborhood has resulted in two arrests for Attempted Murder and other charges.

Detectives' investigation determined that Gerald D. Randle, Jr., 36, and Earnest J. Dampier, 35, got into an argument in the hallway of an apartment building. Both produced firearms and shot at each other in close proximity. Dampier was wearing a hat that was shot off. He suffered a wound to his head and another wound to his right leg. He was able to walk to a hospital for treatment. Randle also had a head injury (unknown if caused by gunfire) and was transported by private vehicle to a nearby hospital. Both left the scene before officers arrived. An earlier report that a patient was transported by ambulance was incorrect. Both Randle and Dampier were treated and released to detectives' custody.

Investigators determined that bullets struck common walls between the hallway and some apartments, but no injuries were reported in those units.

Randle and Dampier (photos) were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on separate charges of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.


The Gun Violence Reduction Team is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GVRT@portlandoregon.gov .

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GVRT@portlandoregon.gov

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

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Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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On Friday, March 20, 2020 at 4:21 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 3300 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on reports of shots fired in the area. When officers arrived they located a male with a gunshot wound. The male was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. His medical status is unknown at this time.

Officers have secured the crime scene and the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) is responding to assist in the investigation. There are no road closures at this time.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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