Suspect identified in officer-involved shooting
Police have identified the suspect in an officer-involved shooting late Wednesday in Gresham.
David Allen Charlton, 40, of Portland, is in custody at a hospital with at least one non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
Fairview Officer Scott Shropshire and Gresham Officer Michael Brooder were working on the East Metro Gang Enforcement Team around 11 p.m. Wednesday when they responded to a vehicle crash near the 18900 block of Northeast Couch Lane. The driver, Charlton, crashed a GMC Envoy into the Barberry VIllage complex fence and was seen by witnesses fleeing the scene with bags in hand.
Shropshire and Brooder located Charlton quickly, joined by Gresham Officer John Heer, and attempted to contact the suspect. Police report within seconds of radioing they were contacting Chartlon, shots were fired. Brooder reported that Shropshire had been hit.
Shropshire was released from the hospital early Thursday and is recovering at home.
Charlton was wanted for a federal parole violation, stemming from a 1999 bank robbery for which he served 13 years. He faces two counts of aggravated attempted murder, as well as possible weapons charges.
Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Gresham Police tip line at 503-618-2719.