PORTLAND, Oregon - Detectives with the PPB Domestic Violence Reduction Unit identified and arrested the suspect involved in today's early morning shooting. The suspect has been identified as 44 year-old Khia Edwards, who has a relationship with the victim covered under the domestic violence statute.
Investigators served a search warrant on the residence involved and seized a firearm believed to be connected to the incident. (PHOTO)
Edwards was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault I (Domestic Violence), Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Domestic Violence), and Tampering with Evidence (Domestic Violence). Domestic violence is among the most frequent and serious forms of violent crime investigated by police. If you or a loved one are experiencing domestic violence or are concerned that domestic violence may be an issue, help is available.
Call to Safety provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. Call to Safety's 24-hour crisis line can be reached at 503-235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.
Additional, web-based resources are available from Multnomah County's Domestic Violence Coordinator's office: http://web.multco.us/dv
The Portland Police Bureau's Domestic Violence Reduction Unit is a unique collaboration between the Portland Police Bureau, the Multnomah County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Volunteers of America, Raphael House, El Programa Hispano and victim advocates. Specially trained Police Officers and victim advocates work as a team to review and follow-up on reported incidents of domestic violence.
Information on DVRU is available at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35679