Jump to content
  • Join the TowForce community.

    It looks like you're not logged in. Register to get started and to receive Tower Down Notices.

Suspect flees in tow truck after shooting driver (OR)


Recommended Posts


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Police say a tow truck driver was shot in the leg late Wednesday night.


The driver was reportedly shot when attempting to tow a car from the Menlo Park Apartments shortly before midnight. The suspect confronted the driver, fired off a bullet and then took off in the tow truck — later abandoning it near NE 120th Avenue and NE Davis Street.


Despite finding the truck, the suspect has not yet been located. There is no word on the current condition of the victim.


RESOURCE LINK with video

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Police: Wanted suspect shot at tow truck driver, then stole vehicle in NE Portland


PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Portland police are searching for a suspect who shot at a tow truck driver then stole his vehicle in northeast Portland late Wednesday night.


Just before 11:30 p.m., officers were called out to a shooting in the 800 block of Northeast 122nd Avenue.


Police said an investigation revealed a tow truck driver found a vehicle parked in the manager's spot of an apartment complex. As he was picking up the vehicle onto the tow truck, the suspect confronted him and shot at him.


The tow truck driver's leg was grazed by the bullet.


Police said the suspect got into the tow truck and took off. The tow truck was located abandoned in the street at Northeast 120th and Northeast Davis.


Officers, along with a K-9, searched for the suspect, but did not locate anyone.


A suspect description was not released by police.


The investigation is ongoing, and no further details have been released.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

One can reasonably deduce that the vehicle he was attempting to load would belong to the suspect, unless of course it was stolen.  In my experience when they park stolen cars where they're obviously not supposed to be, they're dumped, and WANT them to be towed...not going to come out shooting.  So chances are pretty high the vehicle in the manager's spot belongs to the suspect.  Not difficult detective work, this one



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...
Please Sign In or Sign Up