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Police: Suspect arrested for shooting man in face outside Gresham church

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Shooting scene early Monday morning at Sanctuary Church in Gresham. (KPTV) Shooting scene early Monday morning at Sanctuary Church in Gresham. (KPTV)
GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) -

Police have arrested a man accused of shooting another man in the face outside a Gresham church.

Kevin Michael Farmer, 21, was contacted by police during an early morning traffic stop in Gresham on Wednesday and subsequently arrested on the charge of attempted murder.

Police said he shot a 29-year-old man during an altercation at 1:53 a.m. Monday near the Sanctuary Church on the 19600 block of Northeast Glisan Street.

It happened by the "red barn" warehouse on the church's property.

"While it's clear he and the victim know each other and engaged in an argument, how it culminated in a gun being fired is still under investigation," according to a statement from the Gresham Police Department.

The shooting victim survived and has since been released from the hospital.

No one else at the scene was threatened or hurt, according to police.

Police said the church and its affiliated ministries are known for outreach and support of homeless people in east Multnomah County.

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