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News Release
Suspect Arrested on Attempted Murder Warrant Related to April Shooting - 11/18/22

A suspect is in custody on a warrant that includes an Attempted Murder charge related to an April shooting in the Portsmouth Neighborhood.

On Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 6:22p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting near North Willis Boulevard and North Haven Avenue. When they arrived, they found evidence of gunfire. Additional information led them to a victim in a vehicle in the area of the 900 block of North Columbia Boulevard. The 17-year-old female had a gunshot wound to the back. Officers used their trauma first aid training and applied a chest seal to the wound. She was transported by ambulance to the hospital for treatment. She is recovering from her injuries and has been released from the hospital.

Detectives with the Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) continued to investigate the case and developed information on a suspect. On the morning of November 17, 2022, an arrest warrant was served on the suspect, Ariel T. Terry-Crespo, 45, of Portland. He was interviewed by detectives and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Felon in Possession of Body Armor. He was also booked on charges for an unrelated case, including Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felony Possession of Heroin, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, and Attempt to Elude Police by Vehicle.

Detectives were assisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Metro Safe Streets Task Force and the PPB Special Emergency Reaction Team, Crisis Negotiation Team, and Forensic Evidence Division.

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