Portland, Oregon – Update: The victim of today’s early morning shooting has died at an area hospital, and Homicide Detectives have arrested and booked 30 year-old Tyler Wayne Pierce for Manslaughter 1, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause and manner of death. After next of kin are notified, the victim’s identity will be released in an updated press release.
A shooting early this morning in Northeast Portland shutdown Sandy blvd between 88th and 91st for a short time. It’s back open now. It happened near Sandy and Prescott just after 2:30am. The victim was taken to the hospital. Police say another man involved stayed at the scene and is cooperating. The gun has been recovered. The two men knew each other and there’s no danger to the public.
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On Wednesday, June 19 2019, at 2:36 a.m. North Precinct officers were dispatched to the report of a subject shot near Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast Prescott Street. Officers arrived and located an injured adult male. He was transported to an area hospital.
Another male, who was believed to be involved in the shooting, remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. The involved firearm has been recovered. It is believed the two males are known to each other. There is no identified risk to the community related to this incident.
Northeast Sandy Boulevard is closed in both directions from 88 to 91 Avenues and is expected to remain so for 2-3 hours while investigators review and collect necessary evidence.
If anyone has information about this incident or video evidence, contact the non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333. Information will be updated as it becomes available for release.