Man shot during North Portland police operation
Update: Shooting victim identified
A Washington County Sheriff's deputy shot a man North Portland while Portland police were serving a search warrant late Tuesday night.
The name has been identified as Alberto Flores-Haro. He is in serious condition in an area hospital hospital.
Police say they not looking for Flores-Haro when he came out of a nearby home with a gun. Police say they do not know why he confronted them with a gun.
Police were in the area of North Fiske and Woolsey looking for an adult and a teenager believed to be involved in a Sunday night gang-related shooting. They were found and arrested.
Here is a statement police released on the incident Wednesday morning:
"On Tuesday March 13, 2012, at approximately 10:00 p.m., an officer-involved shooting occurred in the 9500 block of North Woolsey Avenue. Members of the Washington County Sheriff's Office Tactical Negotiation Team (TNT) were assisting Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team Detectives by serving a search warrant related to a robbery and shooting that occurred on Sunday March 11, 2012.
"Sunday's shooting occurred at approximately 11:17 p.m., outside a residence in the 9600 block of North Woolsey Avenue. The victim, 20-year-old Jose Monroy, was shot by a black male during an apparent robbery. The shooting was not initially believed to be gang-related but additional information uncovered by investigators led them to believe that the suspects might be gang associates.
"Gang Enforcement Team detectives began immediately investigating the shooting and they developed information resulting in arrest warrants for the two suspects: 20-year-old Anthony Bagsby and 16-year-old Cocoa Taplin. Additionally, the detectives obtained a search warrant for a residence in the 9500 block of North Woolsey Avenue.
"Taplin was taken into custody by officers in the neighborhood near the residence. Bagsby remained inside the residence. Due to the high risk nature of the search warrant, the tactical team was requested to serve the warrant. Due to the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) being unavailable due to training, the Washington County Sheriff's Office TNT responded to assist in the search warrant service.
"As TNT members were on foot approaching the search warrant location, they were confronted by a 31-year-old male suspect armed with a handgun and an exchange of gunfire occurred, resulting in the man suffering a gunshot wound. The suspect emerged from an unrelated address to the search warrant location and at this time it does not appear that he has any connection to the search warrant location. The suspect was transported to an area hospital where he was last reported to be in serious condition.
"TNT members were able to secure the location of the shooting, and then continue to the original location to serve the search warrant. Bagsby was located at the residence and taken into custody. A subsequent search of the residence located a handgun investigators believe was used during Sunday's robbery and shooting.
"20-year-old Anthony Bagsby was booked into the Multnomah County Jail for Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree and Robbery in the First Degree.
"16-year-old Cocoa Taplin was booked into the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home for Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree and Robbery in the First Degree.
"Detectives from the Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail are investigating the circumstances of the officer-involved shooting.
No additional details on the officer-involved shooting can be released at this time."
Koin Local 6 contributed to this story.