Vancouver man being held in detention center
by: Contributed photo Theautry James Zeno

Gang enforcement detectives arrested a man in Gresham in connection to a shooting in Parkrose.

Theautry James Zeno, 26, of Vancouver is being held on $760,000 bail at the Multnomah County Detention Center on allegations of first- and second-degree assault, attempted murder, being a felon in possession of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's gang enforcement unit and the Gresham Police Department arrested Zeno at about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, near Southeast 202nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard, said Sgt. Pete Simpson, Portland police spokesman.

He allegedly shot a man - Izeah Williams, 27 - at a house in the 10700 block of Northeast Fremont Street on Friday, March 18.

When police arrested Zeno, they also recovered a handgun reportedly used in the Parkrose shooting.

The incident is one of five gang-related shootings in the Portland area in a little more than a week - including a March 20 shooting in which a Gresham man was shot.

A total of four people were shot during the early morning March 20 shooting at a house party in the 7000 block of Northeast Ninth Avenue. Shots were fired both inside the house and from outside on the street

Officers found two men - Garvin Franklin, 31, and Archeleaus Osborne, 32, both of North Portland - on the sidewalk with non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Both were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, a Gresham man - Clinton Nelson, 37 - was driven to a local hospital where he had surgery for a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Also a fourth victim - Terrance Warren, 22, of North Portland - arrived at a hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

All of four men are expected to recover.

Detectives are still looking for a suspect or suspects in the shooting, as well as for three others, including:

• On Saturday, March 12, Andre Lavell Johnson, 30, was shot at Jody's Bar and Grill at 12035 Northeast Glisan Street.

• On Sunday, March 13, Latoya Harris, 24, was shot at a residence in the 9200 block of North Dwight Avenue.

• On Sunday, March 19, multiple gunshots were fired into a residence in the 800 block of Northeast 94th Avenue, but nobody was hit.

All the recent gunshot victims are expected to survive and no arrests have been made in connection with any of the other shootings. Gang detectives don't know if the shootings are connected.

The Ceasefire Oregon Education Foundation will hold a Gun Turn-In event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, on the north side of Memorial Coliseum in the Benton Parking Lot. All unwanted firearms can be exchanged for merchandise certificates.

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