Man dies after being shot near NE Sandy Boulevard

Multnomah County
A June 19, 2019 booking photo of Tyler Wayne Pierce. (MCSO) 

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man died at the hospital after he was shot near Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Prescott Street.

Portland police said officers were dispatched shortly after 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

According to officers, suspect 30-year-old Tyler Wayne Pierce stayed at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. Pierce faces charges of manslaughter, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm in public and unlawful possession of a firearm. He’s due in court Thursday.

The involved firearm has been recovered. Officers said they believe Pierce and the victim knew each other.

Neighbor Edward Macomber told KOIN 6 News he heard yelling in the street before the shots rang out.

“Around 2:30, I heard a gunshot and went back to sleep,” Macomber said. “Didn’t really think of it. In my head said, ‘yeah, that’s a shooting.'”

He said he’s lived in the area for about two years and there isn’t too much trouble.

“You get some interesting characters walking around but the neighbors are great,” he said.

If anyone has information about this shooting, please call Detective Brad Clifton at 503.823.0696 or Detective Billy Winters at 503.823.0466.

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