Suspect in woman’s SE Portland shooting arrested

Edward Earl Jones identified as suspect in SE Portland shooting

Edward Earl Jones is accused in shooting a woman at this Southeast Portland home on May 25, 2016 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.)
Edward Earl Jones is accused in shooting a woman at this Southeast Portland home on May 25, 2016 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – The 25-year-old man accused of shooting a 20-year-old woman in Southeast Portland has been arrested, KOIN 6 News has learned.

Officials confirmed the arrest late Friday evening.

A warrant – issued Thursday – charges Edward Earl Jones with one count of attempted murder with a firearm constituting domestic violence, first-degree assault with a firearm constituting domestic violence, unlawful use of a weapon constituting domestic violence, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Jones will be booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Details on the arrest are expected to be released either late Friday or early Saturday.

According to court documents, Jones was convicted in May 2015 of unlawful use of a weapon.

Police say their investigation began on May 25 when officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 3600 block of Southeast 28th Place.

Officers arrived in the area and located the 20-year-old woman suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. As of Thursday, police said the woman remains in the hospital. Her condition was last reported by a police spokesperson as “critical” and “life-threatening.” .

KOIN 6 News has confirmed the woman’s name, but at the request of police, we are not identifying her because she is the victim of domestic violence.

Police say Jones and victim are known to each other, but no additional information has been released. His bail has been set at $510,000. It is expected that Jones will be arraigned on Tuesday.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991, todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov.

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