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News Release
PPB Officers Arrest Suspect in Carjacking, Shooting - 11/20/23

Portland Police officers, alongside partner agencies, apprehended a suspect in a crime spree that stretched from Downtown Portland to Columbia County.

On Monday, November 20, 2023, at approximately 8:40 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to reports of a carjacking in the area of Southwest 9th Avenue and Southwest Alder Street. Through the investigation, officers determined a suspect took a vehicle by strong-arming the driver.

Using the vehicle’s GPS device, officers tracked it into Washington County, back into Multnomah County, and then into Columbia County. At a business just inside the Columbia County line, the suspect was involved in a shooting. The suspect attempted a second carjacking before jumping in the original vehicle and taking off.

As the vehicle returned to Multnomah County on Highway 30, officers saw it veer into oncoming traffic at speeds of up to 80 mph. Officers used spike strips and other pursuit intervention techniques to stop the vehicle. The driver, identified as Buomkouth J. Chuol, 28, was taken into custody.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to email crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 23-301517.

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