Attempted murder suspect arrested after six-hour SE Portland standoff

Aaron Kinsey, jail booking photo

A shooting suspect was arrested after a six-hour standoff in southeast Portland that ended with police using an explosive charge on a door in the home.

Officers responded to a report of gunfire in the 1300 block of Southeast 160th Place at 6:15 p.m. Saturday.

Witnesses told police the suspect was a black man wearing dark clothing and that he was possibly shooting at a dark-colored vehicle that was in the street.

A garage was damaged by the gunfire, but no shooting victims were found.

Gang Enforcement Team detectives developed information that 24-year-old Aaron Kinsey was the shooter and that he was inside a home in the same area.

Officers made numerous attempts to get him to leave the home and surrender to police, but investigators said he refused to come out.

SERT and the Crisis Negotiation Team were called out, due to the belief that Kinsey was armed with a handgun.

At 4 a.m., SERT got through a door in the home using an explosive charge and Kinsey then surrendered, according to police.

A search warrant was served and two handguns were seized from the home.

Kinsey was booked in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of attempted murder and unlawful use of a weapon. He is scheduled to be arraigned in court Monday.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092,

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