Man arrested for shooting at stranger on Gresham MAX platform

A man was shot in the face on a TriMet MAX platform in Gresham.

GRESHAM, Ore. – Police have arrested Dawud Bryant of Portland for shooting at a fellow Trimet MAX rider on a platform in Gresham late Friday morning.

The shooting was reported shortly before noon at the Southeast 172nd Avenue and East Burnside platform.

Bryant, 21, is accused of shooting one round from a handgun shortly after he exited the train. The bullet narrowly missed the alleged intended target, a 21-year-old Portland man. The bullet traveled past the man's head and through the clothing of the victim's 18-year-old girlfriend before striking the platform's brick facade.

According to police, Bryant was on the train with the two victims prior to the shooting but does not know them. He and the male victim had made eye contact on the train but had not talked.

Upon leaving the train, Bryant verbally engaged the man, then pulled out a pistol, police said. Bryant allegedly hit the man on the head with the gun, then fired at the man's head at close range, barely missing him.

The female victim, also of Portland, was nearly struck by the bullet as it impacted multiple layers of her clothing but missed her body. The bullet stopped when it hit the platform's wall. 

Bryant ran but was captured by responding officers several blocks away.

Officers took him into custody without further incident, learning he had dislocated his shoulder while fleeing from the platform. Bryant was transported by ambulance to a local hospital and treated for his shoulder injury before being transported to jail. 

Bryant is lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center, facing charges of Attempted Murder and Assault in the Second Degree. 

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