One of two indicted for bridge protest shooting

18-year-old Shamar Xavier Hunter indicted

A protester was shot on the Morrison Bridge after a confrontation with a motorist, November 12, 2016 (KOIN)
A protester was shot on the Morrison Bridge after a confrontation with a motorist, November 12, 2016 (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A grand jury handed up an indictment against 18-year-old Shamar Xavier Hunter for his alleged involvement in the shooting that wounded a protester on the Morrison Bridge.

A gun was found in the car of suspects in a shooting on the Morrison Bridge. (PPB)
A gun was found in the car of suspects in a shooting on the Morrison Bridge. (PPB)

Hunter is now charged with attempted murder with a firearm (2 counts), attempted first-degree assault with a firearm (2 counts), unlawful use of a weapon with a firearm (10 counts), second-degree assault with a firearm (2 counts), and one count of third-degree assault with a firearm.

A 14-year-old boy is also facing criminal charges related to the case in juvenile court. His court date is scheduled for Monday. Details on his involvement as well as his name have not been disclosed.

According to police, the shooting happened on the Morrison Bridge during a “Not My President” protest. There were a group of males inside a vehicle. Hunter was the driver of that vehicle. During the protest, there was a confrontation that led to the shooting.

Hunter was charged in connection with the Morrison Bridge shooting and a different gang-related shooting that occurred on November 1, 2016, in the area of Northeast 115th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

Police said the victim who was shot Nov. 12 was participating in a protest march and is not gang-affiliated. He was shot in the leg and is recovering.