Shots fired in downtown Portland, 3 arrested

3 men arrested following reports of shots fired and a pursuit

Geontae Brachaurd Jones, 23, Ean Patrick Nisbett, 28, and Jaelan Reid, 21, were arrested after a shooting investigation in downtown Portland. (PPB)
Geontae Brachaurd Jones, 23, Ean Patrick Nisbett, 28, and Jaelan Reid, 21, were arrested after a shooting investigation in downtown Portland. (PPB)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -– Three people were arrested after shots were fired in Southwest Portland, which led to a pursuit involving 4 different agencies.

Officers focused their attention in the area of Northeast 208th Place and Halsey in Fairview and later said four people had been arrested. Two were taken into custody after hours of searching, while the other 2 were nabbed when the vehicle halted.

The driver, 28-year-old Ean Patrick Nisbett, was booked into Multnomah County Jail for felony possession of a firearm. The passenger who ran from the car, 23-year-old Geontae Brachaurd Jones, was booked on a parole violation. Jaelan Reid, 21, who remained in the car, was also arrested on a parole violation.

The fourth person in the car was released after further investigation.

KOIN 6 News learned the investigation started around 1:20 a.m. Sunday when Portland police officers were flagged down at the intersection of Southwest 4th and West Burnside Street on reports of a shooting. The officers learned that someone in a silver SUV fired at the occupant of another vehicle.

Both vehicles fled the scene with the suspect vehicle last seen traveling east over the Burnside Bridge, according to police. A short time later, Portland officers saw the vehicle traveling on I-84 eastbound and attempted to stop it. The driver of the silver SUV did not stop and led officers on a traffic pursuit until he exited I-84 at Northeast 181st Avenue then stopped in the area of Northeast 208th Place and Halsey.

There have been no reports of any injuries as a result of the shooting, pursuit or search. Police have not said whether the shooting was gang related, but officers assigned to the Portland Gang Enforcement Team are on scene to assist with the investigation.

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