Police: Gun buy led to NE Portland shooting; arrests made

Police: Gun buy led to NE Portland shooting; arrests made

PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Police said they have made two arrests one day after a man was shot in Northeast Portland and the shooting took place during the purchase of a gun.

Just after 1 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to a parking lot near NE 102nd Avenue and East Burnside Street and found 21-year-old Tyrone Johnson suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital with serious injuries but is expected to recover.

Late Tuesday night, police said they arrested Carl Demarcus Flie, 18, for the shooting.

Police said Flie and Johnson met in a parking lot to buy and sell a gun, and that Johnson was shot "multiple times" by Flie during an argument over the purchase.

Police said Flie was arrested on several charges, including attempted murder, assault in the first degree, assault in the second degree and unlawful use of a weapon.

Another man, Ronald Wilson, 29, was also arrested. Police said they think Wilson is involved in the sale of a gun to Johnson. He was charged with a parole violation but police said he could face more charges.

Police and Gang Enforcement Team members also served a search warrant at an apartment near the shooting scene and said they found an AR-15 rifle, two 9mm handguns, meth and a stolen TV.

Police did not say who was renting the apartment.