PORTLAND, Ore. — A man who led police on a car chase, crashed into a truck and tried to run away on foot was captured and taken into custody Monday morning.
The suspect, 22-year-old Joel Miranda, is being held at Multnomah County Jail on multiple charges.
The chase happened as police were investigating an early morning shooting. The car Miranda was driving matched the description of the one of the suspect vehicles.
Police responded to reports of gunfire at about 4 a.m. Tuesday in the 3300 block of Southeast 82nd Avenue. Officers found evidence of gunfire at the scene, including bullet strikes at a nearby Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Investigators determined two people were shooting at each other before leaving the scene in different vehicles.
An officer spotted a dark blue BMW near Northeast 102nd Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard that matched the description of one of the suspect vehicles.
The officer tried to make a traffic stop, but Miranda, who was driving the BMW, sped away with the officer in pursuit. The chase ended when Miranda crashed into a truck near Northeast Killingsworth Street and Northeast Columbia Parkway. Miranda got out of the car and tried to run.
The driver of the truck was not injured.
Police set up a perimeter and with the help of a K9 team, located Miranda near 8505 Northeast Columbia Parkway and took him into custody.
Miranda faces multiple charges, including attempt to elude by vehicle, attempt to elude on foot, reckless driving, reckless endangering, failure to perform the duties of a driver-property damage, and possession of methamphetamine.
The shooting investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106.
MAP: Police chase
MAP: Shooting scene