A 21-year-old is accused of shooting another man in the leg in August in Northeast Portland.

Ryan Davis-Pinney was arraigned Thursday on allegations of attempted murder with a firearm, second-degree assault with a firearm, unlawful use of a firearm and two counts of felon in possession of a firearm.

Ryan Davis-Pinney, 21 

Davis-Pinney is accused of shooting James Ross in the leg on Aug. 3 in the 4000 block of N.E. 14th Avenue.

One witness gave police the license plate of a car the alleged gunman ran to after the shooting.Another witness reported seeing the gunman running away, smiling and laughing, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Portland Gang Det. Todd Gradwahl found Davis-Pinney was associated with the car seen leaving the scene of the shooting, the affidavit said. Police got a warrant to search the vehicle in September and found a .38-caliber pistol inside. After the vehicle was impounded by police, Davis-Pinney was seen driving a different vehicle, a silver Lincoln sedan, police said.

On Nov. 26, the silver sedan crashed after being chased by police and the occupants ran off. A .45-caliber handgun was found inside the car.

State police lab forensic scientist Dan Alessio compared the shell casings and bullets found at the scene of the August shooting and determined they came from the .45-caliber gun that police recovered from the Lincoln, according to the affidavit.

Davis-Pinney was arrested Jan. 16 on a parole violation and accused this week in connection with the August shooting.

He has a prior 2011 conviction for unlawful use of a firearm. He’s being held at Multnomah County’s Inverness Jail and is due back in court Feb. 6.

–Maxine Bernstein

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