Early Thursday morning, Portland police shared that Geoffrey E. Hammond, 46, was arrested after the shooting and booked on charges including second-degree murder with a firearm, second-degree attempted murder with a firearm, first-degree assault with a firearm and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon.
Court records show that show he filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in May, and under another name has been charged with assault, domestic battery and violating a protection order in his past.
The incident happened Wednesday afternoon when police said they responded to a reported shooting at Southwest 10th Avenue and Southwest Alder Street and found one victim dead and another injured.
The victim’s names have not been released and police said the incident remains under investigation.
A witness told KOIN 6 News that the person who was shot yelled something at the shooter.
Interim Chief Bob Day says he wants to use innovative ways to increase the presence of law enforcement downtown.
“I’m a big believer in the presence of just uniformed presence of police officers. And when you’re experience, or you’ve been told in your experience is one of not feeling safe, we need to be able to provide a different experience,” he said.