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Teenager opens fire after man refuses to purchase marijuana

Two local youths face felony charges after Troutdale attack -

MULTNOMAH COUNTY -  Jose Benjamin Aburto-Villabos, 17Two teenage boys face numerous felony charges after they assaulted, robbed and eventually opened fire on a man who refused to buy marijuana from them, police say.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office reports the attackers first approached their victim at a gas station around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, in Troutdale.

The man skateboarded away, but was accosted again outside his home near the intersection of Southwest 257th Avenue and Hensley Road.

When he said no for the second time, the teenagers allegedly started to punch their victim in the face, splattering small amounts of blood on his nose and upper lip.

“Are you trying to disrespect me? Are you trying to disrespect my hood?” they were heard to say, according to court documents.

As the man ran to his front door, police say Jose Benjamin Aburto-Villabos, 17, walked up the driveway and pulled out a 9mm handgun.

“You trying to disrespect me? (Expletive) you!” he said, according to a probable cause affidavit filed Tuesday with the Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Aburto-Villabos fired a single shot. Police found the bullet lodged in the drywall of the home’s entryway.

MCSO - Yafeth Pozos, 19.Aburto-Villabos, of Gresham, and his associate, 19-year-old Yafeth Pozos, of Fairview, fled to an apartment complex across the street. First they grabbed the man’s skateboard.

Acting on a tip, police quickly located both and arrested them without incident.

A spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office says the two alleged dealers did not know their victim.

“This is something we don’t see regularly (in the area),” Lt. Chad Gaidos said. “It’s out of the ordinary.”

Aburto-Villabos has been accused of attempted murder, three counts of robbery, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, third-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

Pozos has been accused of first- and third-degree robbery, plus one count of third-degree assault.

Aburto-Villabos was taken to the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Facility, with bail set at more than $1 million. Pozos is being held at Inverness Jail, with bail set at $775,000.