This morning, Wednesday November 16, 2011, at 12:43 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the report of a shooting at the Mt. Scott Pub, located at Southeast 72nd and Woodstock.
While officers were enroute to the scene they learned that the caller was an employee of the Pub and that the person shot was attempting to rob the bar while armed with a gun and the employee, who also was armed, shot him and was holding him at gunpoint until police arrived.
Officers arrived and called for medical personnel to respond. The robbery suspect was suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
The suspect had entered the bar with a loaded sawed-off rifle and demanded money from the bartender. The bartender fled to the back room and suspect chased him then came back into the bar and opened the till and took money, then continued to threaten patrons with the rifle.
A second employee, 57-year-old Ormand "Stub" Fentress, retrieved a gun from the bar and as the suspect continued to threaten patrons with the loaded rifle, Fentress fired multiple shots at the suspect's lower body, hitting the suspect, causing the suspect to fall to the ground.
Fentress then held the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived. The suspect was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The robbery suspect, who has not yet been charged or arrested and is still in the hospital, is 30-year-old male. His name will be released when he is arrested and booked into jail.
The employees of the Mt. Scott Pub are cooperating with Robbery investigators.