Two property managers for Community Development Partners, working at the Cascadian Terrace Apartments in Portland, were shot and wounded by a tenant during an eviction “due to behavioral issues” in late December.
Both managers, a 45-year-old man and 64-year-old woman, were treated for serious but not life-threatening injuries and are recovering, police said.
The evicted tenant is being held on attempted murder charges.
“Assault detectives booked 65-year-old Reynaldo Diaz Cabrera, the evicted tenant, into the Multnomah County Jail on two counts of attempted murder,” according to a release from Portland police.
“On Monday December 19, 2016, at 12:36 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at the Cascadian Terrace Apartments, located at 5700 North Kerby Avenue. As officers were responding to the scene they learned that two people were shot by a known suspect who fled the scene,” according to the police release.
Photo of Reynaldo Diaz Cabrera charged with attempted murder
Property managers shot
“Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the two victims, a 45-year-old male and a 64-year-old female, suffering from serious but not life-threatening injuries. Both victims were transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.
“The suspect was located in a vehicle by police at Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Winchell Street. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. A firearm has been seized as evidence. Preliminary information indicates that the suspect was formally evicted … and the victims are both employees of the apartment complex management,” according to the police department release.
Community Development Partners, which owns the apartment complex, released the following statement about the two property managers shot during the incident.
“We’re extremely saddened to hear that two exceptional individuals from the property’s management team were threatened and injured by a resident,” the company said in a release according to KOIN.com.
“The resident was in the process of being legally evicted due to behavioral issues. We are pleased that the suspect is in police custody. We’re cooperating by offering law enforcement any information on the resident they request.”