The drive-by shooting that wounded three people in Portland Saturday on Southeast 160th Avenue resulted from a $10 marijuana deal gone bad,
according to court documents.
One of the victims had given the money to a man who was supposed to provide him with marijuana. When the man didn't provide the drugs or return the $10, the victim got angry and threatened to hurt him or his drug supplier.
Instead, the suspected drug supplier later shot the man as he was walking with his two friends, police and prosecutors say in court papers.
The shooting occurred in the 300 block of Southeast 160th Avenue. One man was shot in the hand. Another man was shot in the thigh and a woman was shot in the arm, back and ankle, police said.
They said a passenger in a car fired at them after asking: "You still going on about that $10?"
Police found about 10 .40-caliber shell casings. Investigators identified Shawn Montgomery, 28, as the shooter, after tracing a phone number used to call the suspected marijuana supplier. Witnesses also were able to identify Montgomery as the man who fired shots as a passenger in the passing vehicle. When arrested at his Gresham home, Montgomery had a gun magazine with him with .40-caliber ammunition in it, and dropped a .40-caliber handgun as police approached, the court papers say.
Montgomery faces allegations of attempted murder with a firearm, three counts of second-degree assault with a firearm, and three counts of unlawful use of a weapon.