Accused PDX shooter arraigned in Multnomah County

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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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