Vancouver man arrested in Portland gang shooting

Victim, also Vancouver resident, shot in leg, survived

By John Branton, Columbian Staff Reporter

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Vancouver regional SWAT and gang officers arrested a Vancouver man Thursday in an alleged gang shooting of another Vancouver man in North Portland.

Therron Pittman, 36, was arrested for warrants charging attempted murder, second-degree assault, felon in possession of a a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon, police said.

The case surfaced on Oct. 30 after a shooting outside Cafe del Toro, 11935 North Center Ave. in Portland, according to a bulletin from the Portland Police Bureau.

As Portland officers headed to the scene, they learned that the victim had left in a red SUV. Officers then learned that a gunshot victim had arrived at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.

The victim, Shaun Lynell Wilson, also 36, suffered a gunshot wound to his leg that wasn’t life-threatening, the bulletin said.

Detectives with Vancouver's Safe Streets Task Force and Portland's Gang Enforcement Team investigated jointly and obtained a warrant to search Pittman’s home, the bulletin said.

The raided home is in the area of Northeast 164th Avenue and 18th Street, north of Fisher's Landing, an official said.

Thursday night, Pittman was being held in the Clark County Jail awaiting extradition on the Multnomah County arrest warrant, a jail employee said.

It's the 86th gang-related shooting in Portland so far this year, the bulletin said.

John Branton: 360-735-4513 or john.branton@columbian.com.