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News Release
Juvenile Arrested for Selling Drugs, Downtown Injury Shooting - 02/07/23

On February 5, 2023, at 1:12 p.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to the intersection of Southwest 2nd Avenue and Southwest Morrison Street on the reports of shots being fired. Officers arrived to find community members attempting to help a man who was bleeding heavily from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his leg. Officers and AMR paramedics applied a tourniquet to the wound in an attempt to stem the bleeding. They immediately recognized the initial tourniquet was only partially effective, so they applied a second tourniquet before the victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The shooter had fled the scene before police were called. Officers established a crime scene, recorded witness statements, and collected video evidence from nearby business surveillance cameras. The Enhanced Community Safety Team responded to assume control of the investigation.

On February 6, 2023, officers with Central Precinct's Bicycle Squad observed a male selling narcotics near the intersection of Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Washington Street. Officers arrested the suspect for dealing, and upon taking him into custody the officers recognized him from photos and video collected the previous day as the shooter from Southwest 2nd and Southwest Morrison.

The suspect, who identified himself as a 16-year-old juvenile, was booked into the Donald E Long Juvenile Detention Center on several drug charges. The shooting investigation is ongoing. Detectives with ECST anticipate adding additional charges associated to the shooting later this week.

Anyone with information about this incident who has not yet spoken with police is asked to email crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case #23-34257.

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