Search for gunman in Laurelhurst ends with 1 in custody

Search for gunman ends after more than 10 hours

Michael Ervin Grubbe, 51, was arrested after allegedly being involved in a shooting with police in the Laurelhurst neighborhood, May 28, 2017. (PPB)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Tactical teams locked down parts of the Laurelhurst neighborhood all day Sunday as they searched for a gunman.

A police spokesperson told KOIN 6 News the suspect was involved in a shooting with officers early Sunday morning. No officers were injured, however, police said the suspect may have been wounded during the incident.

Officers searched the area just north of Laurelhurst Park for more than 10 hours Sunday. A perimeter was established around the neighborhood from NE 32nd to Cesar Chavez, Burnside to NE Glisan.

Surveillance images of a man wanted for allegedly shooting at officers in the Laurelhurst neighborhood, May 28, 2017. (PPB)

Neighbors were asked to stay indoors for most of the day.

Just before 5 p.m., officers said a man who had been taken into custody on an unrelated warrant matched the suspect’s description. The search was then called off.

The man was later identified as 51-year-old Michael Ervin Grubbe.

Police said Grubbe was booked into jail on 3 outstanding misdemeanor trespassing warrants Sunday night, and was released from jail the following morning.

A replica firearm was reportedly recovered from the scene.

Police described the suspect as a white man in his 40s, 5’7″-5’9″ tall, 180 pounds with a green shirt, black pants, blue hat, black backpack and armed with a handgun.

Portland Police Bureau’s Special Emergency Response Team and Crisis Negotiations Team were on scene. The area around the perimeter was said to be “not safe.”

Photos of the suspect were captured on a resident’s surveillance camera system.

KOIN 6 News will have more information as it becomes available.