Man sentenced for shooting, armed TriMet robbery


Wallace Joseph Moreland pleaded guilty to the robbery and shooting that took place March 30, 2019

A mugshot of Wallace Joseph Moreland. (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man who robbed passengers on a TriMet train at gunpoint and shot at his then-girlfriend has been sentenced to over a decade behind bars.

On March 30, 2019, Wallace Joseph Moreland pointed a gun at people on board a TriMet MAX train in the Lloyd neighborhood. He threatened to shoot 2 women riding the train together, then tried to take money and a purse from them.

Moreland had fled the scene by the time Portland police arrived.

Officers arrested Moreland several hours later when they were called to a shooting in the 2600 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Moreland’s then-girlfriend said Moreland yelled at her then pulled out a gun and started shooting at her legs. The woman said she was scared and thought Moreland might kill her.

Moreland pleaded guilty last month to 2 counts of 1st-degree robbery with a firearm and a count of unlawful use of a weapon constituting domestic violence.

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