A Portland man, identified as John Dickson, is being hailed a hero after he disarmed and hogtied a gunman who fired 29 shots at an apartment complex. during an apparent rampage.
Suspect Luke Stolarzyk (32) fired nearly 30 rounds at an apartment complex in Multnomah Village on the morning of June 29 after allegedly getting into a heated argument with a neighbor over a barking dog, Pamplin Media reported.
Stolarzyk abruptly left the argument then returned with an AR-15. He has been accused of firing at random toward a row of apartments, court documents show.
While Stolarzyk fired his AR-15 at the apartments, Dickson crept up behind the suspect and bashed him with a stick. He wrestled the gun away from Stolarzyk and punched the suspect until he was knocked unconscious. Dickson narrowly avoided being shot in the process, the affidavit alleges.
Responding officers with the Portland Police Bureau found "several people standing around the defendant, who was hogtied and had been beaten up."
Police say they recovered an AR-15 and found 29 shell casings at the scene. They also saw bullet strikes in multiple cars as well as apartments and found a handgun in Stolarzyk's apartment, Fox News reported.
Surveillance video captured the incident. It shows Stolarzyk firing his gun towards a man fleeing through the apartment complex parking lot.
Responding officers took Stolarzyk to a hospital and charged him with multiple counts of unlawful use of a weapon, criminal mischief and discharging a firearm, according to PPB. Portland Police Bureau Lt. Greg Pashley confirmed that although shots hit apartment buildings and cars, nobody was injured in the shooting.
Stolarzyk was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on multiple charges, including: attempted second-degree murder and nine counts of reckless endangerment, after PPB filed additional charges on Monday. Stolarzyk's bond has been set at $250,000.
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