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Man arrested for Rosewood shooting

A young man faces allegations of attempted aggravated murder for a shooting Tuesday night at a local MAX station.

Johnte Jovan Jones, 19, of Southeast Portland, is being held on $260,000 bail at the Multnomah County Detention Center on allegations of unlawful use of a weapon and attempted aggravated murder.by: COURTESY: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Johnte Jovan Jones

He reportedly fired a gun at two young men on the MAX platform at Northeast 162nd Avenue and East Burnside Street at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16. The two victims told police they were walking on the platform when an unknown man walked up behind them and fired several shots their way.

The uninjured victims ran away, and the suspect was last seen running eastbound on Burnside.

Portland's Gang Enforcement Team investigated and identified Jones as a person of interest. Following a short police pursuit that started near his apartment in the 16200 block of Southeast Main Street, officers arrested Jones at 11:40 p.m., said. Sgt. Pete Simpson, Portland Police spokesman.

Police also recovered a handgun that was thrown from the vehicle during the chase.




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