PPB's GVRT Officers Search Area from Yesterday's SERT Callout-2 Firearms Recovered (Photo)

April 08, 2020 19:04

  

Portland Police Bureau Officers with the Gun Violence Reduction Team's Afternoon shift returned to the Richmond neighborhood to conduct a search for potential evidence. Yesterday, a perimeter was locked down while officers searched for several subjects who fled a traffic stop who were believed to potentially be armed. Refer to prior press releases for further details, which can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=250668

This afternoon, GVRT Officers located two handguns within the perimeter on a rooftop (PHOTOS). This is an on-going investigation and GVRT Detectives continue to follow up on leads.

"The solid work done by our Gun Violence Reduction Team has increased the safety of our community," said Chief Jami Resch. "Their diligence, dedication, and amazing teamwork is exemplary. Gun violence has no place in our community and I am grateful to the team for their continued efforts to interdict further violence and take guns off the streets of Portland."

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