DA Mike Schmidt Announces Grand Jury Indictment of Pair Involved in Recent Downtown Shooting

April 21, 2023

Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt today announced that a grand jury indicted Dwayne Rayshon Driver, 28, on four charges relating to a recent downtown Portland shooting:

  1. Attempted Murder in the Second Degree with a Firearm
  2. Assault in the First Degree with a Firearm
  3. Unlawful Use of a Weapon with a Firearm
  4. Felon in Possession of a Firearm

During the investigation, it was revealed that Driver was assisted by Avis Shermice Moore, 49, who was driving their getaway car. Moore was also indicted by the grand jury on the first three charges.

In the early morning of March 18, 2023, Portland Police officers were engaged in a high-visibility patrol when they heard gunfire on the south side of West Burnside Street near Southwest 4th Avenue. The officers responded immediately and located an injured adult male victim. The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance with critical, life-threatening injuries.

After weeks of investigative work, PPB detectives established probable cause to arrest Driver for the shooting. Through a search warrant, PPB detectives seized numerous items of evidence from Driver’s home, including a different firearm. Driver was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on April 13.

Due to the violent nature of these crimes and the risk that Driver, specifically, poses to public safety, prosecutors filed a motion seeking preventive detention (a means of denying any form of release during pendency of the case). The decision to keep Driver in custody or release him rests with the court. A decision is expected next week.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office thanks PPB investigators, the Enhanced Community Safety Team, and the Special Emergency Reaction Team for their assistance in this case.

A charging instrument is only an accusation of a crime. Driver and Moore are innocent unless and until proven guilty.