Happy Valley PD investigates nail-gun attack at construction site


News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018, 12:45 p.m.



Please reference CCSO Case # 18-010970

UPDATE (Tuesday, April 17, 2018) -- VICTIM NAME

The victim in this incident can now be identified as Andres C. Marcelo, 24, of Wood Village. He is currently listed in stable condition at the hospital. The victim is requesting NO media interviews at this time.


Booking photo: Jesus Ascencio MolinaIn the early morning on Saturday, April 14, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Jesus Ascencio Molina, 24, for the attempted murder of one of his co-workers in yesterday's nail-gun attack.

Molina's booking photo is linked above, and his complete booking info can be found here. He is currently lodged in Clackamas County Jail on one charge of Assault I and one charge of Attempted Murder. His bail is set at $250,000.

EARLIER (April 13, 2018, 12:45 p.m.) -- Happy Valley Police investigate assault with nail gun at construction site

Just after 10 a.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018, Deputies contracted to the Happy Valley Police Department responded to assault at a house under construction on SE Tranquil St., near SE Morning Dew Rd. in Happy Valley.

One male construction worker was reportedly assaulted by another worker with a pneumatic framing nail gun.

The victim had multiple injuries from nail impacts, and was transported by Life Flight to an area hospital.

The suspect fled the scene on foot and has not been located at this time. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male with a medium build, wearing a camouflage jacket and blue jeans. The suspect was last seen running towards SE 172nd Ave.

Detectives from Happy Valley PD and the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team were called to the scene. Detectives are currently working to identify the suspect.

The suspect and victim know each other, and detectives do not believe there is a threat to the public at this time.


The Sheriff's Office is seeking additional information in this case. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 18-010970.

Two Clackamas County cities -- Happy Valley and Wilsonville -- contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to provide municipal police services.


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Contact Info:
Sergeant Nate Thompson
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office