Gunfire between cars leaves one man wounded and arrested

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Armando R. Parker, 37, was booked on gun crime charges

A booking photo of Armando R. Parker; a gun believed to have been used in a parking lot shooting in NE Portland, Jan. 22, 2021. (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office/Portland Police Burea)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man shot in a Northeast Portland parking lot Friday morning has been arrested and charged with gun crimes, police said.

Around 4:40 a.m., a sergeant near the 8000 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard witnessed what appeared to be people inside two cars exchanged gunfire in the parking lot. The sergeant then followed the cars and additional units were requested.

Officers learned that one of the drivers — 37-year-old Armando R. Parker of Portland — was injured once his car stopped near NE 33rd Drive and NE Argyle Street, according to Portland police. He was rushed to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

After being treated, Parker was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center for unlawful use of a weapon and felon in possession of a gun.

Detectives found a gun near where Parker was taken into custody at NE 33rd Drive and NE Argyle Street.

The other vehicle involved in the shooting has not been found. Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov or call 503.823.0400.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon also offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime. Submit an anonymous tip online.

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