PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Portland Police Bureau announced it arrested a man in connection with Sunday afternoon’s shooting in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood.
Portland’s Asare L. Kofi Sr. faces charges of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
Police said Kofi shot another person near the 6800 block of Southeast 72nd Avenue around 3 p.m..
A good samaritan helped aid the shooting victim until officers arrived at the scene. When officers then took over they applied a tourniquet. The victim was later transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
During the course of the investigation, detectives seized a gun as evidence.
Kofi, 42, has since been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Police did not provide information on the nature of the arrest.