16-year-old faces attempted murder charges in May gang-related shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland police said Thursday they arrested a 16-year-old boy last Friday, accusing him of being involved in a gang-related shooting in May.

Devante Levelle Jackson was arrested at his home in Northeast Portland after police served a search warrant. Police said they seized a handgun in the home.

Jackson is in the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home where he faces charges of attempted aggravated murder, attempted murder, first-degree attempted assault, second-degree attempted assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

The shooting occurred May 24 just after 7 p.m. in the 400 block of Southeast 127th Avenue, police said.

They said they were led to Jackson after collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses.

Police did not find any victims in the shooting, but they said they believe people in two cars were shooting at each other.

KATU does not normally name minors accused of crimes, but because of the severity of the charges, it is doing so in this case.