Police investigating shooting in SE Portland, 1 man injured

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Crime Stoppers of Oregon and the Portland Police Bureau are asking for help identifying a man who shot a bicyclist in southeast Portland earlier this month.

The shooting occurred on May 5 at around 10:22 p.m.

Police said a 42-year-old bicyclist was eastbound on East Burnside Street near Southeast 12th Avenue when he came upon a vehicle that was blocking the bike lane.

The bicyclist told police he rode around the vehicle on the driver side and tapped the window to let the driver know he was passing on the left.

According to police, the bicyclist said he saw a woman near the vehicle but did not know if she was in anyway associated to the vehicle.

The bicyclist then rode southbound on Southeast 13th Avenue. The bicyclist told police that he could hear screeching tires and believed the vehicle he had passed was coming to run him over.

Police said the vehicle pulled over near where the bicyclist was standing and the driver said, "I'm going to shoot you." The driver then shot the bicyclist in the arm one time.

The suspect then drove out of the area and has not been located.

Police said the suspect was described as a heavyset black man, about 30 to 40 years old. He was driving a silver or gray, small SUV, about three to four years old.

The woman that was standing near the vehicle was not located and it is unclear if she is associated to the suspect, according to police.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime.

Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit secure and anonymous tips at www.p3tips.com/823 or call 503-823-4357.

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(3) comments

PDX2MtHood

Seems like getting shot in Portland is much more concerning than the virus seeing how every day there is a story about shootings.

Frederick Fukov

Ok..I'm going to be a tipster, and I choose to remain anonymous. Here's what actually happened, which will differ slightly from the tale the bicyclist spun.

The driver was blocking the bike lane, because he pulled up to the curb to talk to one his "girls." He was either making a cash collection, or he was threatening as to why she had no cash for him to collect.

The naive bicyclist with an attitude (because they ALL pretty much have attitudes) got bent about the vehicle blocking his path. The little "tap" on the window "to alert the driver to him passing on the left" as he claims, was actually a slap or a pound on the window, along with a few choice expletives. The "street girl manager" then proceeded to send a message to the bicyclist how things are in the big city, and how guys who wear tight lycra with lots of french or italian advertising, really need to know their place in the world. Btw..next time "Lance," get the license plate # of the stolen vehicle. At least that way someone on the SVRT (Stolen Vehicle Reduction Team) with the PPB..can..ya know..make a report.

Popstar

Right on Frederick!

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