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Parolee Accused Of Shooting At Portland Police Captured After 10-Day Manhunt

Portland, OR – A parolee accused of opening fire on two Portland police officers was apprehended Tuesday after a 10-day manhunt.

The incent began on Nov. 13, when Portland Police Bureau (PPB) officers tried to stop a vehicle occupied by two robbery suspects near Halsey Street and Northeast 92nd Avenue, The Oregonian reported.

Investigators said they had a warrant for the duo, who were later identified as 27-year-old Christian Daniel Fitz-Henry and 27-year-old Alicia Marie Misner.

The driver refused to pull over and led officers on a chase, which ended after police used spike strips to deflate the vehicle’s tires, the PPB said in a press release.

Police said Misner and Fitz-Henry jumped out of the car and took off on foot.

That’s when Fitz-Henry, a parolee, opened fire on two PPB officers, striking their patrol car, the PPB said.

The officers were not injured by the bullets and did not return fire.

At least one round hit the passenger side rearview mirror of the patrol unit, police said.

Investigators later found multiple shell casings at the scene of the attack.

The suspects initially escaped, leading to a large-scale manhunt.

PPB homicide detectives and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office obtained a warrant for Fitz-Henry for first-degree attempted murder and unlawful use of a weapon, according to the press release.

Fitz-Henry was also wanted on an Oregon State Parole Board warrant for second-degree robbery.

Another warrant was obtained for Misner, a fellow parolee, for charges of attempting to elude and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Misner was also wanted on an outstanding parole violation warrant for assault.

The PPB warned the suspect typically used “stolen cars for transportation” and should be considered “armed and dangerous.”

Members of the PPB Special Emergency Reaction Team and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Taskforce tracked Fitz-Henry and Misner down at an apartment located in the 600-block of Northeast 101st Avenue on Nov. 23 and arrested them both, the PPB said.

They were subsequently booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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