Teenager arrested for gang shooting
- Jim Redden
- Portland Tribune - News
The Portland Police Gang Enforcement Team has arrested a 17-year-old in connection with a May 26 gang shooting in North Portland.
Demetrius Ray Brown of Southeast Portland is charged with attempted murder, robbery in the first degree, assault in the first degree, and unlawful use of a weapon. Police say Brown is a documented Hoover gang member. He is lodged in the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home.
Brown is accused of shooting Damon Latrail McDonald, 21, of North Portland. Police say McDonald is a documented Rollin' 60s Crip gang member. He is continuing to recover from his injuries.
According to police, the investigation began at 2:25 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, when North Precinct officers responded to the report of a man shot at North Beech Street and Vancouver Avenue. When they arrived, the officers found McDonald suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and had him transported to an area hospital.
At the time of the shooting, the only suspect description given to police was an African American male in his 20s who fled the area on foot. Officers and a police K-9 unit searched the neighborhood but did not locate the suspect.
Because of McDonald's gang affiliation, the Gang Enforcement Team conducted the investigation that led to Brown's arrest on Friday, June 1.