PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A shooting following a birthday celebration at a Portland bar ended with one man faces multiple charges, including attempted murder.
Michael Damone Kent allegedly shot his sister-in-law and a man as they sat in a car outside Binks bar on April 5.
The victims, Tenniel Scott and Nehemiah Vaughan, allegedly met Kent at a bar and were giving him a ride home. Allegedly, Kent got upset, jumped out of the car and shot Scott and Vaughan, who sped off away from the gunfire.
A bartender identified Kent as a regular at Binks Bar in the Alberta District and said he was there celebrating his birthday. As the group was leaving, the bartender said she gave Kent a hug and a woman said, “Don’t be getting a hug from anyone,” investigators said.
Minutes later, gunfire was heard and the sound of a car crash.
Kent was charged on April 15 with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of second-degree assault with a firearm, four counts of unlawful use of a firearm and being felon in possession of a firearm.
Scott and Vaughan are expected to recover.