Suspects in officer, K-9 shooting had been on crime spree, police say

Suspects in officer, K-9 shooting had been on crime spree, police say

Jemaell Diamond Dominique Riley, 25, left, and Steven Alan Young, 20.

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by Michael Rollins, KGW.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 7:06 AM

PORTLAND -- Three suspects connected to the shooting of a Portland policeman and his K-9 have been linked to a weeks-long crime spree, according to police.

Accusations were added to one of the three suspects tied to a early Tuesday morning burglary, chase and shootout. A second was arrested after his release from the hospital Thursday. A third, the suspected driver and gunman, remained in the hospital.

"During this investigation, detectives have learned that the three suspects have been involved in an active, ongoing crime spree leading up to Wednesday's shooting," police said. "This crime spree over the past several weeks includes but is not limited to incidents of robbery and burglary."

Detectives also said the white Chevy Suburban that crashed may have been used in these other crimes.

Officer Jeff Dorn was shot twice in the legs and his K-9 partner Mick died after being shot once. Police allege that they were fired upon by Paul Alan Ropp, 20, the wheelman in the chase who fled the scene, captured hours later several miles away after an intense manhunt.

Two passengers remained in the SUV and taken into custody without incident.

Jemaell Diamond Dominique Riley, 25, has been accused of first-degree attempted kidnapping, conspiracy to commit first-degree kidnapping, attempted second-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit first-degree burglary and two counts of first-degree burglary.

Steven Alan Young, 20, has been accused of first-degree attempted kidnapping, conspiracy to commit first-degree kidnapping, attempted second-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit first-degree burglary.

Ropp will be arrested and booked when released from the hospital, police said.

Anyone with information was asked to contact

Detective Anthony Merrill

at (503) 823-4033.

 

 

 

 

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