Arrest made following Brentwood-Darlington shooting

Violent Crime

Suspect faces attempted murder charge

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..

Asare L. Kofi, Sr, 42, of Portland, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on 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. During the course of the investigation, detectives seized a gun as evidence (PPB).

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.

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