UPDATED: Deputies respond to shooting at Motel 6

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Tuesday, April 12-13, 2016



Booking photo: Judge John Frederick Edwards

Booking photo: Judge John Frederick EdwardsDetectives 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.


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Contact Info:
Sergeant Dan Kraus
Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office