GRESHAM, Ore. (KOIN 6) – A 23 year old man, who is also a convicted felon, is now charged with attempted murder with a firearm after detectives arrested him hours after a shooting along Southeast 172nd Avenue in broad daylight.
Gresham Police spokesperson Lt. Claudio Grandjean confirmed the arrest of Joseph Lucio Jimenez. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center Monday morning on charges of attempted murder, felon in possession of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon.
Police responded to the intersection of East Burnside and Southeast 172nd Avenue at 1:46 p.m. Sunday after getting reports of two groups shooting at each other. Grandjean said that the “occupants of two vehicles (were) shooting at each other,” based on witness reports.
Officers responded and located evidence of gunfire and spoke with several witnesses. The vehicles involved in the shooting were gone. Police said two people were hurt during the incident. They both arrived at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center at 2:05 p.m. Sunday. Officers said both suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Police declined to release specific information about the men and any involvement in the shooting.
A motive to the shooting has not been released, but police considered it to be gang related.
“Police would like to speak to anybody in the area who might have seen or heard the shooting,” Grandjean said. “The vehicles involved were described as a black SUV and a light-colored sedan.”
Court records show Jimenez has been convicted of three felonies, one misdemeanor and five probation violations.
Jimenez is scheduled to be arraigned Monday afternoon.
Tips can be submitted to the Gresham Police Department at 503-618-2719.