Shotgun blast strikes NE Portland house, man charged with attempted murder
PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) - A 36-year-old Portland man is charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting at another man with a shotgun in northeast Portland last month, according to the Portland Police Bureau.
On Dec. 8, 2022, police responded to the 6100 block of Northeast Simpson Street after a report of shots fired in the Cully neighborhood. Police said they found a house had been struck with a shotgun blast, but no one was injured.
Investigators determined Michael J. Baca had fired a shotgun at a man he knew. The shot missed the victim but damaged a house across the street.
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On Friday, police served a warrant to an apartment near the shooting and arrested Baca. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center and his charges include attempted murder, attempted assault, felon possessing a firearm and reckless endangerment.
Police said they also seized a firearm as evidence.
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