Police: 14-year-old facing attempted murder charges in protest shooting

Photo courtesy Cole Howard

Portland Police say a 14-year-old boy is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly shooting a protester on the Morrison Bridge early Saturday morning.

A witness who had been protesting with a group of people told KATU News he saw a group of four men jump out of a car, "looking menacing." One of them was carrying a gun.

The group got back in the car, and then a short time later, the man carrying the gun got out and fired five or six warning shots into the air, according to Cameron Whitten.

"I saw somebody fall on the ground and then they sped to the east side ... I don't know who [the victim] is, but he is conscious and breathing; he was shot near his thigh," Whitten said.

The 21-year-old man was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the car, 18-year-old Shamar Xavier Hunter, was charges in connection with the shooting, along with another gang-related shooting earlier this month. Another person in the car, 18-year-old Steffon Marquese Corothers, was initially booked on attempted murder and unlawful use of weapons charges but he has been released.

A 14-year-old boy has been booked in the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home on charges of attempted murder and unlawful use of weapon.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off