Suspect in April 2020 shooting now faces attempted murder

Multnomah County

Abukar Sharif Sheikh arrested Wednesday

Abukar Sharif Sheikh, April 15, 2021 (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story reported the shooting happened in April 2021. We regret this error.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man is facing an attempted murder charge in connection with a Portland shooting that happened in April 2020.

Abukar Sharif Sheikh is facing attempted murder, attempted assault in the first degree and unlawful use of a weapon in connection with a shooting in the area of SE 106th and Division in Portland on April 2, 2020, according to the Multnomah County district attorney’s office.

Sheikh, who was arrested in Beaverton on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, by Portland police officers, is slated to appear in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Thursday.

Authorities said the probable cause affidavit is sealed after the court “found the release of this information could jeopardize the investigation or the safety of one or more witness.”

It’s unclear if Sheikh, now 19, has an attorney.

Alex D. Williams-Davis, who was a passenger in the car Sheikh was driving when he was stopped, was also arrested at the same time.

Police said Williams-Davis, 32, had a loaded 9mm handgun. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail for being a felon in possession of a gun, unlawful possession of a gun and possessing a loaded gun in public.

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