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"Shots fired" call locks-down Eastmoreland school

by: DAVID F. ASHTON - With the suspect in custody, officers debrief with the sergeant. Perhaps the homeowner at 4027 S.E. Henderson Street – just five houses east of S.E. 39th (César Chavez Blvd), and of Holy Family Catholic School – wasn’t aware of the tragic school shooting that had just happened at Reynolds High School at 8:00 am on June 10.

At any rate, a Woodstock resident couldn’t have chosen a worse time to settle a domestic dispute – with a gun. The officers not already at Reynolds converged on that address in Woodstock at 10:45 am, called to the area of the house to investigate reports of one or more gunshots being fired.

From S.E. 42nd Avenue, west to the school, police officers closed off Henderson Street.

“There’s a subject with a gun down there, so I advise you to take cover,” a Portland Police sergeant told us – as other officers, one with a bean-bag shotgun and another with a high-power rifle, closed in on the house.

Police at the scene told THE BEE that Holy Family Catholic School had been advised to go into lock-down while the situation was being resolved.

Unofficial word from the school was they’d followed that advice, and kept students safely where they were at the time, in Holy Family Catholic School, just one street south of the location, until officers gave the all-clear at 11:22 am.

That was when police arrested the homeowner, 38-year-old Jason Edward Mooney.

“Reports show that Mooney shot a rifle into the yard, near his ex-girlfriend, who was trespassing on his property,” revealed PPB Public Information Officer Sgt. Pete Simpson.

Mooney was arrested and transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center, where he was processed at 12:49 pm on charges of Discharging a Firearm in the City, “Domestic Violence – Menacing”, and Reckless Endangerment, according to court records. All three are misdemeanor charges.

After making bail, Mooney was released later the same day.