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Wounded carjacking suspect is 27-year-old man

Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Denorris Laron McClendonPortland police say a 27-year-old man was the carjacking suspect shot by an officer in Northeast Portland on Monday.

Denorris Laron McClendon was treated for what police said were non-life-threatening injuries at an area hospital. When he was released, McClendon charged with 12 counts of menacing, two counts of reckless endangerment and two counts of second-degree disorderly conduct. McClendon will be arraigned on Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

No one else was injured in the incident, which began at around 10 a.m. on Sept. 1 when McClendon was reported near the Northeast 122nd Avenue exit on Interstate 84 threatening drivers with a gun. Police say he was shot after pointing a gun at responding officers while fleeing the area.

The officer who shot McClendon is on paid administrative leave while the incident is investigated, which is the standard procedure. His name is expected to be released this week.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who had contact with McClendon on I-84 or elsewhere.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Chris Traynor at 503-823-0449, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or, Det. Bryan Steed at 503-823-0395, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..