News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Tuesday, April 12-13, 2016
UPDATE (April 13th, 2016 1:35 p.m.) -- ARRESTS MADE IN SHOOTING INVESTIGATION
Booking photo: Judge John Frederick Edwards
Detectives and criminalists were called to the scene of last night's Motel 6 parking-lot shooting. At about 2:36 a.m., while still conducting their investigation, detectives saw a vehicle with a headlight out. The vehicle's description matched that of the suspect vehicle -- described in witness statements as being associated with the shooting suspect who drove into the parking lot of the Motel 6.
A detective attempted to contact the driver of the vehicle, but the vehicle did not stop and sped away -- fleeing the scene in the wrong direction on a one-way street.
Portland Police units in the area quickly located the vehicle and a short pursuit ensued.
The vehicle crashed in the area of SE 92nd Ave and SE Holgate in Portland, Oregon. Two of the occupants of the vehicle then fled on foot.
A perimeter was established and a PPB officer located a 17-year-old juvenile suspect nearby. That juvenile was found in possession of a firearm. Another firearm was located in the crashed vehicle. The juvenile was turned over to juvenile authorities.
Two females were also found in the car. One was arrested on a warrant and the other was interviewed and released.
Judge John Frederick Edwards, age 18, of Portland, was located in the area by a police canine. He is the suspect in the shooting of the man in the parking lot of the Motel 6. (It bears mentioning that Mr. Edwards' first name is "Judge" -- this is not a title.)
He was lodged on one count each of Assault in the First Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Bail was set at $265,000. Suspect Judge Edwards' complete booking info is here.
This investigation is still underway as investigators gather additional evidence and interview witnesses.
A booking photo of the suspect is attached.
EARLIER RELEASE (Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 11:47 p.m.)
At approximately 10:29 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of a male shot in the parking lot of the Motel 6 at 12855 SE 97th Ave. in Clackamas.
Upon arrival, deputies found an unidentified male who had been shot in the parking lot with non-life threatening injuries.
The unidentified male was taken to a local hospital, where he is being treated.
Detectives are currently on-scene conducting an investigation.
At this writing (Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 11:47 p.m.), there is no suspect description nor is there a suspect vehicle description.
Sergeant Dan Kraus
Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office