Police arrest shooting suspect the next day while responding to argument in SE Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. – A fight involving a tow truck driver led Portland police arrest a man Wednesday afternoon who is the suspect in a shooting from the previous night.
Officers were called out about 1:20 p.m. on reports of an argument involving a man, a woman, and a tow truck driver at SE 142nd Avenue and Stark Street.
Arriving officers said they recognized the man as a suspect in a shooting that happened there on Tuesday night.
He ran off when officers approached, eventually forcing his way into a stranger's apartment. The person living there confronted the man and he ran off again, police said.
Portland police's Special Emergency Reaction Team and Crisis Negotiation Team responded to help take the man into custody. They closed off the surrounding blocks, and David Douglas High School was placed on a lockout as a safety precaution.
They ended up finding the man on the roof of a nearby house. He eventually came down and surrendered.
The man's name will be released when he gets booked into the Multnomah County Jail.