Accused PDX shooter arraigned in Multnomah County


Deshawn Seamster faces multiple charges from the September 27 incident

Deshawn Seamster during his video arraignment in Multnomah County, October 8, 2019 (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 31-year-old man who shot himself while he wrestled with an officer inside the Portland International Airport was arraigned Tuesday morning in a Multnomah County courtroom.

Deshawn Seamster made his first appearance September 30 to face multiple charges, including assaulting a police officer. He’s also charged with unlawful use of a weapon, interfering with a public safety officer, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass with a firearm, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The Port of Portland said Seamster shot himself with his own weapon during a struggle with an officer inside a revolving door around 5 a.m. on Sept. 27. A bullet hole was found in the revolving door.

Seamster was sent to a hospital to be treated for his gunshot wound. He was arrested shortly afterward.

Seamster has a history of convictions including being a felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, delivery of cocaine, burglary, disorderly conduct.

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