Suspect turns himself in after man is shot in leg

Suspect turns himself in after man is shot in leg

PORTLAND, Ore. - A man was shot in the leg in North Portland on Friday and the suspect later turned himself in.

The shooting happened around 1:15 p.m. in the area of North Smith Street and St. Johns Avenue.

Police say the shooter and the victim knew each other. Witnesses said they heard the two men arguing, a gun was fired and the shooter took off towards nearby Pier Park.

"He was trying to put his gun between his waist and the front, then he put it in back of his waist, put his shirt over it and walked down the street," said Kenneth Eagles, who heard the gunshots.

The victim's injuries were not life threatening and he was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He has not yet been identified but police said he was a man in his 20s.

While investigators were at the scene setting up crime tape, the suspect returned and turned himself in. Police recovered a handgun.

The suspect was later identified as 22-year-old Joshua Clay Jones. He is facing two counts of third degree assault and is being held on $10,000 bail.

Pier Pool was in lockdown for a short time while all of this was going on.