1 shot along Clackamas River, man arrested

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A booking photo of Philip Eric Pierce Jr. (right); Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies arresting Pierce at Riverside Park, June 25, 2020. (Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Deputies have arrested a suspect accused of shooting a person on Thursday near Riverside Park in Clackamas.

Shots were fired upriver from the park at around 6 p.m. and deputies arrived to find a man who had been shot in the leg, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said. He was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Deputies said the victim was trying to defuse an argument between his friend and the suspect when he was shot.

Deputies arrested 33-year-old Philip Eric Pierce Jr. of Happy Valley. He was booked into the Clackamas County Jail on charges of 3rd-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and recklessly endangering.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the CCSO tip line at 503.723.4949 and reference case # 20-013240.

First responders in Clackamas, June 25, 2020. (KOIN)

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