Litter dispute leads to shooting in Sellwood
An uncompleted call to the 9-1-1 Center at 4:17 a.m. on the morning of October 19 sent Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Central Precinct officers to the 7-Eleven store on the corner of S.E. 17th Avenue and Tacoma Street. A second call to the emergency number from an employee of the convenience store reported that an adult male had been shot in the store's parking lot.
"Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the adult male victim who was suffering from what is believed to not be a life-threatening injury," confirmed Portland Police spokes Sgt. Chris Burley.
After being medically stabilized at the scene, the gunshot victim was taken to a hospital for treatment.
"Information learned during the investigation suggests the victim was standing near a burgundy 2000 Honda Accord four-door that was parked in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven; and, the victim was speaking with the driver of the sedan when the driver fired multiple gunshots, striking the victim," Burley said.
The suspect accelerated out of the lot, and in the process mowed down street sign and small tree as he fled the area.
Later the same day, at 10:51 a.m. that morning, Central Precinct officers found the Honda thought to be involved in the shooting. It was on the other side of the Willamette River, near S.W. 19th Avenue and Vermont Street.
"Officers observed an adult male approach, enter, and exit the vehicle, returning to a nearby apartment complex," Burley said
While cordoning off the area, officers called in members of the Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) for backup, as well as the Bureau's Detective Division Assault Detail. A short time later SERT officers arrested the suspect, and detectives began searching the Honda. "A firearm was located and seized as evidence," Burley said.
20-year-old Devyn Michaeljohn Julkowski was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center at 4:50 p.m. on charges of Assault in the First Degree, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. After his arraignment the following day, Julkowski was lodged in Inverness Jail in lieu of a combined bail of $255,000 on the two felony charges.
According to a reader of THE BEE who claims to know the victim, he was shot after he scolded Julkowski for throwing trash out of his car while parked in the 7-Eleven lot, and asked him to get out and pick it up.