Man crashes car, threatens witnesses, chased by K9 officer
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.
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