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News Release
UPDATE #2: PPB GVRT Officers Determine Dog's Caregiver was Responsible for Dog's Death - 04/02/20

Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) followed up on the shooting incident where a German Shepherd puppy was killed on March 27, 2020. GVRT investigators received many emails and phone messages regarding this case from community members and neighborhood residents. Using the information gathered, GVRT investigators identified the individual responsible for the dog's death as the dog's caregiver.

GVRT members continue to investigate this case, in collaboration with the District Attorney's Office, so no further details are available at this time. PPB wanted members of the public to know there is not an ongoing threat to the community related to this incident.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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 GVRT@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 GVRT@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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