Portland shooting suspect faces federal charge

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PORTLAND — The suspect in a Nov. 16 Old Port shooting and stabbing has been charged with violating probation in U.S. District Court in Portland.

Moses Okot, 27, listed as a South Portland resident by police, was arrested around 2 a.m. Nov. 16, about 90 minutes after police responded to a call about gunshots near Fore and Market streets.

A Nov. 18 arrest warrant affidavit was filed by Detective Daniel Hondo, charging Okot as a felon in possession of a firearm. Okot was convicted in Cumberland County Superior Court in 2011 for the 2010 murder of Serge Mulongo. He was sentenced to 10 years, with all but three suspended.

In the Nov. 16, incident, a 22-year-old man from Westbrook suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, and a 23-year-old Westbrook man was stabbed. Okot was identified as the driver of a blue 2011 Hyundai Sonata seen fleeing the scene. Police said the shooting and stabbing are linked, and remain under investigation. No charges have been filed.