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News Release
Traffic Stop Concludes With Two Handguns Seized And Two Suspects Arrested (Photo) - 01/10/20

On Thursday, January 9, 2020, members of the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) assisted Tactical Operation Division detectives with an investigation that started last year regarding a non-injury shooting. During this follow up investigation, a traffic stop was conducted near the intersection of Northeast Fremont Street and Northeast Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard.

At the traffic stop, a Ruger .380 LCP semi-auto handgun and a SCCY 9mm CPX-2 semi-automatic handgun were found. Two of the occupants in the car, 29-year-old Justin Coleman and 26-year-old Shawna Cash, were transported and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on various charges, including:

* Coleman - unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of felon in possession of a firearm
* Cash - unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a loaded firearm in a public place (city code)

The two handguns were seized along with other evidence. This investigation continues and more information will be released at a later date.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092.

In an effort to curb retaliatory violence, the Gun Violence Reduction Team is engaging in enhanced patrols to interdict criminal behaviors. In addition, the Gun Violence Reduction Team members will be coordinating with partners, including the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, Multnomah County Parole and Probation, the United States Attorney's Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Oregon Youth Authority, East Metro Gang Enforcement Team, and the Office of Youth Violence Prevention.

Gun violence can result in death, serious injury, and life changing trauma to those targeted and also those in close proximity. The Gun Violence Reduction Team and community partners will work together to attempt to curb this violence, but they need the community's help.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)


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