Portland Police Make Arrest in Shooting at Police Department


Portland’s Police Chief Frank Clark at his Induction last September 2019.

On July 5, 2020, around 11:30 pm., Abdikareem Hassan (DOB 06-25-1988) of Portland was stopped on Franklin Street after officers witnessed  him strike a curb near the intersection with Cumberland Avenue.

The vehicle he was driving was similar to the vehicle wanted for a shooting that occurred at 10:45 pm at the Portland Police Department.  The vehicle was also found to have been reported stolen earlier that night.  Hassan was initially charged with: Operating Under the Influence, Operating after Habitual Offender and Unauthorized Use of Property.

While in custody and at the Portland Police Department, he became uncooperative and assaulted a Portland Police Officer and an FBI Special Agent and damaged a police vehicle.  This resulted in him being charged with assault on a police officer and other charges.  He’s been held at the Cumberland County Jail since his arrest.

On July 12, 2020, based upon additional evidence developed as the investigation continues, Hassan was charged with Reckless Conduct with a Dangerous Weapon (Class C) and more.

The investigation continues.