Police: Crime spree led to burglary, shootout with officer

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This photo shows the scene of a shootout where Portland Police Officer Jeff Dorn was wounded and his K-9, Mick, was killed Wednesday morning. (KATU photo)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Two of three men who police say were involved in a crime spree that led to the wounding of a Portland police officer and the fatal shooting of a police dog have been booked into jail.

Sgt. Pete Simpson says 25-year-old Jemaell Riley was released from a Portland hospital Thursday and booked for investigation of multiple felony counts, including burglary and robbery conspiracy.

Simpson said 20-year-old Steven Young has been booked on the same charges.

Both Young and Riley made court appearances Friday afternoon.

Police say 20-year-old Paul Alan Ropp remains under 24-hour police guard at a Portland hospital. He's expected to be released in a few days.

The mystery that led to this shooting is starting to become clearer, according to court documents obtained on Friday.

Between March 1 and April 16, court documents indicate Young and Riley were after a man named Dennis Johnson "to pay money and deliver property as ransom." They face charges of first-degree attempted robbery, attempted first-degree kidnapping and conspiracy to commit first-degree kidnapping in connection to the case against Johnson.

The two are accused of using a deadly weapon and physical force against Johnson. Further details on that case weren't immediately known.

Officer Jeff Dorn was shot and wounded in both legs early Wednesday while his K-9, Mick, was fatally shot. Dorn was released from a hospital Thursday.

Police say the three men broke into a police equipment store. A police chase followed and the suspects crashed their vehicle into a utility pole.

Investigators say the suspects were involved in a crime spree lasting several weeks and included other incidents of robbery and burglary.

Detectives believe the suspects' white Chevy Suburban that was crashed on Wednesday may have been used while they committed other crimes.