Police have identified a man arrested after a shooting in Portland’s Old Port early Saturday morning.

Joseph Gonzalez was arrested near Congress Street and Deering Avenue about 1:30 a.m. while officers were investigating the shooting, police said. He was found to have a handgun with an altered serial number, along with a small amount of cocaine. He has been charged with refusing to submit to arrest or detention because, police said, he ran when officers attempted to question him. He is also charged with criminal simulation – which relates to the alleged altering of the gun’s serial number – and possession of scheduled drugs.

Police said no one has been charged in connection with the shooting, which took place on Dana Street near Wharf Street, and their investigation is continuing.

According to police, two men got into an altercation on Dana Street shortly after 1 a.m. and one of them pulled out a handgun. The two struggled over the gun and a man standing nearby was injured when the gun went off. The injured man was treated at Mercy Hospital and released.

A suspect fled from the scene of the shooting, police said. He is described as a white man, 5 feet 7 inches to 6-feet tall, with a thin build and wearing a gray T-shirt and red jacket.

The police are asking that anyone with information about the incident call (207) 874-8575.

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