|Portland Police Arrest Two Suspects for April Gang Shooting|
|Published on Wednesday May 4, 2011 - 9:57 AM|
The passenger in the vehicle pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at the victim and started shooting, hitting Ortiz twice. The vehicle then sped off in an unknown direction.
Yesterday, Wednesday May 4, 2011, Portland Gang Enforcement Detectives, with the assistance of the Vancouver (WA) Police Department's Safe Streets Task Force and Clark County (WA) SWAT, arrested two individuals and served three search warrants. 20-year-old Ronny Rodriguez-Padilla and 17-year-old Leocadio Torres-Izazaga were arrested and charged with Attempted Murder. Rodriguez-Padilla was the shooter and has been booked into the Clark County Jail. Torres-Izazaga was the driver of the suspect vehicle and has been booked into the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center. Both are awaiting extradition to Oregon. Investigators believe the shooting is gang-related.
Anyone with additional information about this shooting is urged to call Detective Anthony Merrill at (503) 823-2092.