Suspect Arrested On Attempted Murder Charge

Resources were poured into what looked to be a road rage shooting. Resources used to find the suspect was the air support unit, K9, North Precinct officers, Gresham Police Officers, and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Deputies. The suspect is facing an attempted murder charge after shooting in the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood on Friday at 7:29p.m.

It was the East Precinct officers that responded to a shots fired call in the 2700 block of Southeast 115th Avenue. Officers arrived and found evidence of gunfire. Kelvin O. Malone, 52, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of attempted murder and second degree assault, and unlawful use of a weapon. Executing a search warrant, the officers and detectives located and seized a semiautomatic handgun as evidence.

The facts of the case as told after the investigation determined that two cars were driving southbound on Southeast 115th Avenue, an occupant of the trail vehicle shooting at the occupant of the lead vehicle. A short time later, dispatchers notified officers of a 911 call reporting one person shot at the 15200 block of Southeast Stark Street. 

When officers arrived they found an adult male in his 60s with a gunshot wound. The injuries were not considered life-threatening. He reported that he was shot on Southeast 115th Avenue south of Southeast Division Street. The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

Interesting enough, additional detectives responded to the incident from their homes. Officers and Detectives identified a named suspect and developed information about his location near Northeast 159th Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard. Police went to the Sandy location and surrounded an apartment where the shooter was believed to be staying. Malone was arrested at 10:21p.m which police leadership noted was only a few hours after the shooting.