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Two linked to gang shooting
A suspected gang member involved in a downtown shooting pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning.
Isaac Symone Harden Jr. will face a grand jury indictment that charges him with one count of attempted murder and four counts each of second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon. He also has a pending federal case against him.
The shooting occurred at 12:37 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, near the intersection of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Ash Street.
Officers found three victims all suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. A fourth victim went to the hospital a couple days later and doctors found bullet fragments in one of his arms, police said.
Witnesses said a large group had been fighting before the shooting. The fight involved several gang members, police said. Investigators believe that three of the four victims were not the intended targets but were innocent bystanders.
George Anthony Waters, 23, was arrested by Portland Police Bureau on Aug. 28 after the Gang Enforcement Team searched three locations at the same time.
Police thought they would find Harden at a home in the 2600 block of Northeast 13th so they activated their Special Emergency Response Team (SERT). He was not found.
Court records show Harden was arrested at the Multnomah County Courthouse Tuesday morning.
Waters has pleaded not guilty and is pending trial.
Alicia L. Hercher, Hardens defense attorney, said: We are going to work very hard to clear Mr. Harden of these charges.
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