Portland police have ‘possibly armed’ suspect in custody

Suspect's name has not been released

(KOIN 6 News)
(KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — After searching Southeast Portland, police have the suspect in Tuesday’s shooting and Wednesday’s disturbance in custody.

Police said they responded to the report of a disturbance in the 14200 block of Southeast Stark Street between a man, woman and tow truck driver on Wednesday.

Upon arriving, police recognized the male as the same suspect from Tuesday’s shooting, which took place in the same location. However, the suspect fled the scene when officers approached him.

While authorities, including SERT and CNT, searched the area, David Douglas High School was placed on lockout due to the incident.

Authorities learned the suspect forced his way into an occupied apartment after he fled, but left once the resident confronted him.

During the search, Southeast Stark Street was closed from Southeast 139th Avenue to Southeast 142nd Avenue.

The suspect’s name will be released once he’s booked into Multnomah County Jail.