Two alleged gang associates, one arrested in Vancouver last week, the other in Portland, have been indicted in Multnomah County on attempted murder and other charges for their alleged roles in what is believed to be a Crips vs. Bloods drive-by shooting in Portland ó which occurred the same day as a gang funeral early this month.
A grand jury on Wednesday indicted Antonio Leron Cabine Jr. and Ryan O'Neill Davis-Pinney, both 16, on charges of attempted murder, attempted first-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon, according to a bulletin from Sgt. Pete Simpson, a spokesman for the Portland Police Bureau.
On Oct. 12, Portland police gang detectives arrested Cabine upon his release from a Portland hospital, where he'd been taken after being shot in both legs in another drive-by shooting, apparently in retaliation for a drive-by shooting he and Davis-Pinney allegedly committed in Portland. That first shooting occurred shortly before Cabine was shot, Simpson said.
"One minute he's a suspect, and the next minute he's a victim," Simpson said of Cabine. "It's an unfortunate cycle of violence in the gang world."
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The shootings are part of Portland's continuing Crips vs. Bloods gang problem, he said.
As for Davis-Pinney, Portland detectives arrested him in Vancouver, also on Oct. 12, with the help of the Vancouver Police Department and the Clark County Sheriff's Office. Davis-Pinney apparently has lived in the Vancouver area at times.
The shootings began on the afternoon of Oct. 5, after Cabine attended the funeral in Portland of Andre Payton, 19, a member of the Crips gang, Simpson said.
Cabine and Davis-Pinney, who may be affiliated with the Crips gang, then allegedly committed a shooting at a home on North Gantenbein Avenue in Portland, but missed their target. No one was reported injured.
Minutes later, about 2:12 p.m. on Oct. 5, Portland police found Cabine shot in both legs in a drive-by shooting on Northeast Rodney Avenue. Paramedics took Cabine to a hospital.
On Thursday evening, both teenagers were in custody in the Multnomah County Juvenile Detention Center, Simpson said.
Gang detectives continue to investigate the shooting that injured Cabine on Rodney Avenue. Those with information are asked to call Detective Todd Granwahl at 503-823-2056.