Man arrested for May 2021 Hazelwood shooting

Multnomah County

Joseph Smoot held on multiple charges

(Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man has been arrested in the months-long investigation of a shooting in Southeast Portland that left one person injured.

The May 28 shooting happened in the 12000 block of SE Ash Street shortly before 4 p.m.

When police arrived, they found a victim at the scene with a serious but non-life-threatening injury. The victim was conscious and taken to a hospital, police said.

The 9 mm pistol that police recovered. (Portland Police Bureau)

Detectives spent four months working the case and arrested the suspect Tuesday near the corner of Northeast 112th Avenue and Halsey Street.

Joseph Smoot, 30, of Portland, was booked into Multnomah County Detention Center on multiple charges: assault in the first degree, unlawful use of a weapon and burglary in the first degree.

After getting a search warrant, officers looked through a car linked to Smoot and found a loaded pistol, PPB said.

Anyone with information about the case can contact Portland police here and reference Case No. 21-144201.

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