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.