Shooting incidents lead to arrests
No one apparently injured in early Sunday gunplay
Police responded to two early Sunday shooting incidents. No one was apparently injured, and a number of suspects were arrested in one of the incidents.
The first one happened between 1:00 a.m. and 1:48 a.m. when East Precinct officers responded to three separate shots fired calls in the area of Southeast 133rd Avenue and Division Street. Officers searched the area and located evidence of gunfire, but did not locate any victims or suspects.
The Portland Police Bureau's Gun Task Force is investigating the incident.
Then at approximately 1:55 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of multiple shots fired at Southeast Grand Avenue and Belmont Street. Officers arrived and observed a large crowd of people leaving the Grand Cafe, located on the northeast corner of the intersection.No victims were located at the scene, and officers know that dozens of potential witnesses left the area without speaking to the police.
Officers stopped a vehicle seen speeding away from the scene at Southeast 29th Avenue and Belmont Street. All five occupants were arrested and a handgun was located in the vehicle.
The driver, Patrell Alexander, 23, was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.
The passengers were all arrested for probation violation detainers and booked into the Multnomah County Jail. All four are documented Crip gang members.
Thy are: Patrick Kimmons, 20; Marcus Curtis, 22; Jelani McClendon, 25; and Arthuray Dudley, 21.