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Investigations include a marijuana store robbery and a related hit-and-run crash.

COURTESY KOIN 6 NEWS - Portland police vehicle lights.Portland police responded to numerous gun-related incidents Monday, including a hit-and-run crash related to a marijuana store robbery where two handguns were recovered.

The first investigation began around 3:15 p.m. on March 8 when officers responded to the report of a shooting in the area of the 11000 block of Southeast Foster Road. When officers arrived, they located a person suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, who was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

When officers searched the area, a possible suspect fled from them. Officers set a perimeter in the area west and south of Southeast 110th and Southeast Foster Road, and called the Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) with a K9 officer assigned to SERT was part of the search. At about 6:06 p.m., the K9 located the person who ran from police, officers took him into custody, and he was transported to the hospital by ambulance for superficial dog bite injuries.

It was not immediately clear if the person arrested was involved in the shooting.

Next, at about 7:09 p.m., police responded to the Gateway Transit Center, in the 1100 block of Northeast 99th Avenue regarding a man at the transit center who had stepped in front of a bus as if he was intentionally trying to be run over. Transit employees also asked for an ambulance for the man.

VIA PPB - Police say they recovered this revolver from the Gateway Transit Center in Portland. A sergeant and officer attempted to speak with the man to gain his cooperation for several minutes. Based on his behavior, it appeared to police the man may have been in a drug-induced crisis. Finally, officers attempted to take the man into custody for Interfering with Public Transportation, but he resisted. Officers used pepper spray as the man resisted, and they were finally able to take him into custody. During their attempts to take him into custody the officers felt the man holding onto an object they believed was a firearm. After safely placing the man into custody, officers found the man to be in possession of a loaded handgun, which they placed into evidence.

Mateo George Emerson, 24, of Portland was booked in the Multnomah County jail for Interfering with Public Transportation, Disorderly Conduct, Interfering with a Police Officer, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and a warrant from another county.

Then, at about 8:25 p.m., police responded to a hit-and-run at Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and Southeast Salmon Street. At least two people were seen running from one of the involved cars, leaving it behind blocking the street.

About two minutes later, a call came in regarding an armed robbery that just occurred at a marijuana store in the 3800 block of Southeast Salmon Street, down the street from the hit and run. Police said it was apparent the two calls were related.

Officers arrived at both scenes, contacted victims and witnesses, preserved evidence and looked for the suspects. Officers recovered two handguns and other evidence from the car the suspects left behind, but did not find the suspects.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and reference the case No. 21-62894.

Around the same time, police responded to numerous callers reporting shots fired in the area of Southeast 118th Avenue and Southeast Harold Street. One person called from inside a residence which had been struck by gunfire.

Officers arrived and learned that nobody had been injured. They canvassed the area for witnesses and searched for evidence. Officers found at least 14 shell casings which they collected as evidence. There is no suspect information.

Investigators would like to hear from anyone with information about this shooting. They can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and reference case number 21-62896.


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