PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A man suspected of shooting an Airbnb host in Portland’s King Neighborhood Wednesday evening has been arrested, Portland Police Bureau announced.
Around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to a shooting at a house in the 4600 block of Northeast Grand Avenue.
According to police, the Airbnb host was trying to contact tenant Caveion L. Lett in the rental when he fired several rounds from a 9mm handgun through a door. PPB said one of the bullets struck the woman in her chest.
The woman was taken to a hospital by ambulance with life-threatening injuries but is expected to survive, PPB said.
On the scene, officers learned the 21-year-old suspect was in a room in the house and negotiated with him until he surrendered to officers. Police also seized a gun as evidence.
Lett was booked into Multnomah County Detention Center and faces several charges including second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.
In a statement, Airbnb said “we are horrified by the gun violence and deeply relieved that our Host is in recovery. We take the safety of our Community incredibly seriously, and our team is working as quickly as possible to support the Host and to investigate what happened. This guest has been banned from Airbnb as we continue to investigate.”