Rifle fired in Montavilla neighborhood; man in custody

Crime

Tsaan Kuang Saelee faces multiple charges

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Witnesses heard people yelling and the sound of gunshots in the Montavilla neighborhood late Wednesday, and callers to police said they saw a man armed with a rifle.

Officers rushed to NE 75th and Halsey and saw a man standing in the street with a rifle. Officials said he went behind a car, then emerged without the rifle and began to run. He was captured and police said they found the rifle stashed behind the car.

Tsaan Kuang Saelee was taken to a hospital by ambulance after being detained because, authorities said, he showed signs of drug use. Once he was checked out, the 37-year-old was booked for attempted murder, attempted assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

The investigation continues.

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