Suspect wanted for shooting that injured man, 11-year-old girl in East Portland

Published: Jan. 11, 2023 at 10:02 AM PST
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public’s help to find a man accused of shooting two people, including a 11-year-old girl, in East Portland Tuesday night.

Just after 7:30 p.m., police responded to the Morgan Place Apartments on the 15900 block of East Burnside Street after the report of a shooting.

Officers found two people, a man and young girl, suffering from non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said the girl had been shot in the stomach and was taken to a hospital for treatment. The man had been shot in his hand and refused medical attention from emergency responders, but later drove himself to a hospital.

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The suspect, identified by witnesses at the scene as 36-year-old Rashad Calbert, had fled and has not been located. Police said he is wanted for two counts of second-degree attempted murder, two counts of first-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, unlawfully discharging a firearm inside city limits.

Neighbors in the apartment complex said they hear gunfire on a daily basis, but are shocked that this shooting put a child in the hospital.

Mami Gathard has lived in there for 12 years.

“It’s really getting dangerous over here,” Gathard said. “The neighborhood is getting worse, we hear gunshots almost every other night. If nobody gets hurt, then nobody comes out and checks it out.”

Nearly two dozen bullet holes were shot into a unit near her own.

“It’s really scary, but mostly for our kids that like to play out here and the parents don’t really pay attention to their kids so it’s dangerous,” she said. “I’m disabled so I don’t come out at a certain time and that’s not right. I should be able to go to a friend’s house for dinner but it’s too dangerous.”

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People are asked to watch for Calbert:

He is about 5-feet, 7-inches tall and140 pounds.

He is known to travel using public transit, according to police.

Anyone who sees Calbert is asked to contact 911 immediately. Anyone with information about the shooting should email attention: SVU and reference case number 23-9351.