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A gun is recovered in the early Sunday incident where two vehicles are damaged in the Lents neighborhood

COURTESY PPB - The aftermath of the early Sunday crash.A man was arrested early Sunday after crashing his vehicle in the Lents neighborhood, threatening witnesses with a gun, and trying to flee police.

Shabar U. Johnson, 22, of Portland is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Menacing. Police says the investigation is continuing to see if other charges are appropriate.


According to police, at 2:06 a.m. on Feb. 9, East Precinct officers were dispatched to a call of suspicious circumstances in the 9200 block of Southeast Foster Road. As they responded, the officers received a call from an off duty officer who was in the area and could see a suspect with a gun threatening people.

Responding officers learned the suspect was running away up a pedestrian path nearby. They challenged the suspect at Southeast 96th Avenue and Southeast Harold Street. He was not cooperative and began walking away from officers. A K9 was deployed and held the suspect until he could be arrested. Officers recovered a gun nearby.

Officers began an investigation and learned that a vehicle crashed into an unoccupied vehicle in a parking lot, partially landing on its hood. The suspect was seen trying to pull his vehicle free, but was unsuccessful. When he was challenged, he pointed the handgun at witnesses.

Anyone who witnessed the vehicle being driven before, during, or after the crash is asked to contact the primary investigator, Officer Jason Reando, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and reference case number 20-45614.

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