Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Suspect Arrested in SW Portland After Reports of Man Pointing a Gun, Gunfire (Photo)

SUSPECT ARRESTED IN SW PORTLAND AFTER REPORTS OF MAN POINTING A GUN, GUNFIRE (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: April 26th, 2017 8:58 PM
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On Wednesday April 26, 2017, at 6:22 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Southwest Capitol Highway and Dickinson Street on the report of a man pointing a gun at passing cars.

As officers arrived in the area, gunfire was reported near the Capitol Hill Library with the suspect running towards Holly Farm Skate Park. Officers responded to the park, located the suspect who was still armed with a gun, and took him into custody without incident.

After the arrest, officers learned of two additional shooting scenes nearby and damage to a portable toilet in the park. No gunshot victims were located and officers do not believe anyone was hit by gunfire.

The suspect, 26-year-old Aaron Mathew Garcia, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon (two counts), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Discharging a Firearm in the City (two counts), Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

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