Threatened shooting leads to an arrest
Gresham police officers investigated reports of a threatened shooting in Portland's Centennial Neighborhood Wednesday evening, Aug. 1, arresting one suspect.
Reports were made at 8:36 p.m. that a suspect had threatened to use a firearm to harm people inside a home in the 1900 block of Southeast 174th Avenue. Officers established a perimeter while directing people inside the residence to exit. As people were being evacuated, a man matching the description of the suspect ran.
Supported by members of the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division's Air Support Unit, who were flying overhead, the man was seen running through a field and jumping several fences before being taken into custody without incident.
The man arrested was 29-year-old Davon Granville. He was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a United States Marshals' hold and a warrant for being a felon in possession of a firearm. More charges are expected.
Based on the investigation, officers believe Granville knew the occupants of the residence. At 1:26 p.m. that day, officers had responded to the home when Granville had allegedly threatened to shoot the family. By the time law enforcement arrived, he had left.
There were no reported injuries during either incident.
The Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Taskforce responded to assist with the investigation.