Friday afternoon, North Precinct Officers responded to the area of Northeast 15th Avenue and Northeast Alberta Street in the Vernon Neighborhood on a report of shots being heard. Officers searched the area but were unable to find any suspects or evidence of gunfire.
A few minutes later, officers responded to another call of shots heard near Northeast 29th Avenue and Northeast Alberta Street in the Concordia Neighborhood. A suspect description was given out. An officer was able to locate a suspect matching the description near Northeast 48th Avenue and Northeast Killingsworth Street.
Officers challenged the suspect. He was compliant and taken into custody. A handgun was recovered. Officers conducted an investigation and were able to locate a bullet strike to a home in the 1000 block of Northeast Alberta Street in the King Neighborhood. Witnesses indicated the other shots appeared to be aimed up in the air. No one reported any injuries.
The Gun Violence Reduction Team responded to assist with the investigation. The suspect is identified as 26-year-old Malcolm K. Menefee. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon (2 counts), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Reckless Endangerment, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree (2 counts) and city code crimes Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place and Discharge of a Firearm in City (2 Counts).