PORTLAND – The Portland Park Department has increased security at North Portland's Peninsula Park since the July 12 shooting that terrified parents of children playing and swimming there that day.
Police announced Monday that the man who they believe opened fire in a crowded Portland park was arrested in Washington state last week. They said more arrests were expected, too.
Teondre Bonner, 20, was arrested at a motel in Lacey, Washington for attempted murder and weapons violations. Investigators said surveillance video linked Bonner to the shootout.
Witnesses on July 12 told police a minivan pulled up and someone fired shots into a group on the corner of Peninsula Park. Someone in the group shot back before the minivan took off and the men fled on foot. No injuries were reported.
Mayor Sam Adams said he was "outraged" that gang violence spilled into the iconic Portland park where young children were playing and families were swimming in the pool.
"The fact that violence would happen anywhere in the city is unacceptable, but violence in a park or a community center with kids present, totally, totally unacceptable," Adams said.
Police have also served warrants Friday at three Portland locations in connection with the July 12 shooting.
The suspects were described as four African-American males in their teens or 20s.There were no reports of injuries.
Parents said they were very shaken up by the shootout in the community park.