April 09, 2020 13:41
On April 8, 2020 at 8:57 p.m. Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) were in the Concordia neighborhood and observed a vehicle driving recklessly; it was occupied by two persons.
A traffic stop was initiated but the suspect vehicle drove off and did not stop. Due to the reckless manner in which the suspect was driving, the vehicle was not pursued. GVRT members asked for the assistance of PPB's Air Support Unit.
The Air Support Unit was able to follow the suspect vehicle while GVRT members and North Precinct Officers coordinated intervention strategies. During continuous observations from the Air Support Unit, the driver and the passenger of the vehicle switched seats.
The suspect vehicle pulled over in the 4300 block of Northeast 22nd Avenue. The passenger exited the vehicle and discarded items under a bush.
The Air Support Unit continued to give updates and officers were able to put out spike strips at the intersection of Northeast Dekum Street and Northeast 33rd Avenue. The suspect vehicle stopped prior to the spike strips. Officers took both of the vehicle occupants into custody.
GVRT members continued the investigation and located three firearms (PHOTO) under the bush mentioned above.
20 year-old Elijah Motley (PHOTO) was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Reckless Driving, and three counts of Felon in Possession of a Weapon.
22 year-old Rashaad Hunter (PHOTO) was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Reckless Driving, and three counts of Felon in Possession of a Weapon.
Video footage from the Air Support Unit will be released in an updated press release.
The Gun Violence Reduction Team continues to interdict gun violence citywide.
Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GVRT@portlandoregon.gov
Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.
Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GVRT@portlandoregon.gov
If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.
Submit an anonymous tip:
Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.
Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823
Call 503-823-HELP (4357)
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