Portland man faces criminal charges for drive-by shooting
A shooting incident in Portland on the evening of July 2 has led to the arrest of one 18-year-old man on charges of attempted murder.
The incident began when another 18-year-old male was the target of a drive-by shooting in the 9000 block of North Foss Street. Officers responding to an emergency call for the shooting around 9:30 p.m. found the wounded man at the corner of Chautauqua Boulevard and Alaska Street. He was transported to a local hospital with multiple wounds that were described as non-life threatening.
Evidence gathered at the scene led Gang Enforcement Team investigators to their suspect, who was arrested the following day at Northeast 72nd and Killingsworth. Police executed a search warrant shortly thereafter at his nearby residence.
Investigators have not disclosed further details or said whether the victim and the suspect were acquainted. Police were continuing their search for witnesses and other information about the crime but had not released any other details.
The arrested man was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of attempted murder, first-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon. All of these charges carry lengthy prison sentences upon conviction.
Establishing a criminal defense is critical if someone accused of a crime wishes to avoid conviction and possible fines and prison time. Consulting with an experienced attorney should be done immediately.
In this case, a criminal defense attorney may be able to raise doubts about the suspect's guilt, contest any violations of the suspect's rights and uncover any procedural flaws that occurred during the man's arrest.
An attorney may also intervene before an indictment and perhaps get charges reduced or even dropped. A legal team may also consider conducting a separate investigation to gather its own evidence that can be used at trial to counter the prosecution's evidence.
The man in this case, like all people who are charged with crimes, is innocent until proven guilty.