Witnesses hogtie and beat up shooter, 32, who fired 29 bullets at Portland apartment building with an AR-15
- Luke Stolarzyk, 32, is alleged to have fired 29 bullets at an apartment building in Portland, Oregon, on June 29
- One resident, John Dickson, left the building in order to creep up on Stolarzyk
- Dickson struck him from behind before beating him until he was unconscious
- Other residents from the building joined in until the police arrived
- Stolarzyk was seen with two black eyes in his booking photo
- He faces numerous weapons charges, attempted murder and nine counts of reckless endangerment with his bond set at $250,000
Luke Stolarzyk, 32, is alleged to have fired 29 bullets at a Portland, Oregon apartment building. He is pictured in his booking photo with two black eyes after residents beat him
A Portland shooting suspect was tied up by his would-be victims after one of them snuck up on him while he threatened to continue firing at an apartment block.
Luke Stolarzyk, 32, had allegedly fired more than two dozen rounds ‘indiscriminately’ at a building in the southwest of the city, using a handgun.
Neighbors were all woken up by the disturbance which occurred around 1am on June 29th as the gunman fired 29 bullets before one resident decided to try and tackle the gunman himself.
Stolarzyk, who lived next door to the building his is accused of firing at, is said to have briefly left the scene and swapped his handgun for an AR-15.
The shooter was the only one injured in the incident after residents hogtied and beat him up before police arrived.
One woman, Peroz Khoshnaw, could have been struck by gunfire had she not been on her knees saying her prayers.
‘When she finished her prayer, she turns around and sees smoke coming out of her bedroom,’ daughter Rezan Khoshnaw told KOIN 6 News.
Rezan explained how the walls and windows of her mother’s apartment are pockmarked with 10 bullet holes with the bed also being struck.
‘We were lucky that my kids were not here that night,’ Rezan said, ‘and she was praying.’
Fellow resident John Dickson saw the suspect with a gun and green laser and went outside, slowly creeping up on Stolarzyk from behind.
Dickson struck the gunman, knocking him out before other residents rushed in to help disarm and detain him.
Stolarzyk is alleged to have fired 29 bullets with some striking the side of the building or the windows
Fox 32 reports Stolarzyk as having been beaten up as he was ‘subdued’.
Dickson managed to wrestle the gun away, almost getting shot in the process.
He then continued to pummel Stolarzyk with his fists until he was unconscious, according to the affidavit as seen by Fox.
He was the only person injured, according to the Portland Police Bureau.
A booking photo shows Stolarzyk pictured together with two black eyes and bruises to his face.
Nearby cars were struck by some of the 29 bullets. Bullet holes could also be seen in the side of the building
The window of one resident’s apartment appears completely shattered having been hit several times by bullets
Surveillance video also shows Stolarzyk firing at a man who was running through the parking lot.
By the time officers arrived at the apartment building after a number of 911 calls, ‘several people [were] standing around the defendant, who was hogtied and had been beaten up.’
The incident is said to have begun over a dispute over a dog and noise between Stolarzyk and another neighbor, Kenneth Nelson.
Police reported they found 29 shell casings together with an AR-15 at the scene.
Bullet holes were also found in the side of cars, in the wall of apartments and in windows which shattered. A handgun was found at Stolarzyk’s apartment in building next door.
Officers took Stolarzyk to hospital. He was charged with multiple counts of unlawful use of a weapon, criminal mischief and discharging a firearm.
Earlier this week, additional charges were also filed including attempted murder and nine counts of reckless endangerment with his bond set at $250,000.