Portland Police Bureau– 03/26/12
On Sunday March 25, 2012, at 9:01 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of shots fired at an apartment complex located at 5109 Northeast Killingsworth Street. As officers were enroute, additional information was broadcast that a white Chevy Suburban was described leaving eastbound on Kilingsworth Street.
Officers arrived and located the Suburban near Northeast Cully Boulevard and Killingsworth Street and observed evidence that the vehicle had been struck by gunfire.
Officers determined that occupants of the Suburban and occupants of an apartment were from rival gang factions and that prior to the shooting, the Suburban pulled into the apartment complex parking lot. 21-year-old Juan Carlos Espinoza-Soreque got out of the Suburban and slashed the tires of a car associated with the apartment.
20-year-old Jose Torres-Jimenez emerged from the apartment and fired multiple gunshots at the Suburban as it fled the parking lot.
Gang Enforcement Team detectives responded to conduct an investigation.
Torres-Jimenez was arrested and charged with four counts of Attempted Murder and one count of Unlawful Use of a Weapon.
Espinoza-Soreque was arrested and charged with one count of Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree.
Both were booked into the Multnomah County Jail.
This is the 30th gang-related shooting of 2012.