Boy, 14, faces attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting Portland protester
PORTLAND, Ore. — A teenage boy is accused of shooting a protester early Saturday morning on a bridge in Portland.
According to KPTV, a 21-year-old man was shot in the leg around 1 a.m. His injuries were not life threatening.
Portland police said on Monday that a 14-year-old boy is the shooting suspect. The unidentified minor was taken into custody and booked into juvenile hall for investigation of attempted murder and unlawful use of a weapon.
Also charged in connection with the shooting was 18-year-old Shamar Xavier Hunter.
Portland police said they planned to release from jail another 18-year-old man who had been arrested Saturday. After further investigation, officers determined that he was not a suspect.
The shooting occurred after occupants of a car got into a confrontation with protesters on a bridge. Xavier Hunter was driver of the car. Police say Xavier Hunter has also been charged in a gang-related shooting that occurred on November 1, 2016.
Police have said occupants of the vehicle are believed to be criminal gang associates. Police say the protester who was wounded did not have gang ties.
KGW reports one person was filming when the shooting happened.
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