A Portland woman says she was scared for her life when an 11-year-old boy and a 7-year-old boy pointed a gun at her and demanded her truck, her phone and her money.
It happened at about noon on Saturday in the parking lot of the Freedom Foursquare Church at 16000 SE Alder St.
Amy Garrett, 22, said she was sitting in her truck, waiting for her parents who were inside the church, when a 7-year-old boy and 11-year-old boy walked up to her.
Garrett said the boys demanded her truck and the 7-year-old told the older boy to "show her your piece." She said the older boy lifted up his shirt and flashed a handgun.
When Garrett refused to give up her truck, she said the boys demanded her cell phone and cash. She said they told her they were going to shoot her if she didn't give them something.
"They pulled out the bullets and that's when I realized it was actually real," said Garrett. "He said it was cocked and fully loaded and ready to go and he was telling me he was going to blow my brains out."
Garrett drove away and called 911. As she was pulling away, she saw the older boy take out the gun.
"I was afraid that when I drove away he was going to shoot my tires or shoot my window or something," said Garrett. "I didn't think I was very safe. I didn't think I was going come out alive. Then I saw the cops."
Police quickly found the boys near the church and told the 11-year-old to keep his hands out of his pockets. Officers said the boy reached in his pocket anyway. An officer grabbed his arms and reportedly found a cocked and loaded .22 caliber handgun in his pocket.
Because of the ages of the suspects, the boys could not be taken to the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home. They were both placed into the custody of their families. Police said by law they can't arrest a child under the age of 12.
"It makes me really upset that they can't do anything about the kids," said Garrett. "I think that, no matter what the age, they're dangerous."
A police spokesman said when the 11-year-old was taken to his parents' house, he took off running. Police were able to quickly catch him again and brought him back to his parents.
"I just pray for them. I feel like there's hope and everyone can be saved. I hope that this is a wake-up call that this is the wrong path to go down," said Garrett.
The case was handed over to the Juvenile Court. Detectives are investigating how the 11-year-old boy got the gun.
Copyright 2012 KPTV (Meredith Corporation.) All rights reserved.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:56 AM EDT2013-05-22 04:56:12 GMT
The body of a missing Portland woman has been found in Hawaii. A medical examiner's office in Hawaii confirmed Tuesday the body of Ivanice Harris was found near Yokohama Bay. A cause of death has notMore >
The medical examiner's office in Hawaii confirmed Tuesday the body of Ivanice Harris was found near Yokohama Bay. A cause of death has not yet been determined.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:32 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:32:31 GMT
ORLANDO, FL (RNN) – A man with possible ties to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was shot and killed after the FBI interviewed him early Wednesday. The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a manMore >
A man killed Wednesday during questioning by the FBI said he and Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev were accomplices in a 2011 slaying. More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:49 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:49:12 GMT
Investigators now say two men they believed to be posing as city fire inspectors are in fact licensed professionals, and run a legal business. The two men were seen walking into stores along SE HawthorneMore >
Investigators now say two men they believed to be posing as city fire inspectors are in fact licensed professionals and run a legal business. More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:27 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:27:53 GMT
The first City Target set to open in Portland is starting to take shape and on Wednesday, Fox 12 got an early peek inside. The store is located inside the Galleria building at 10th and Morrison. The CityMore >
The first City Target set to open in Portland is starting to take shape and on Wednesday, Fox 12 got an early peek inside.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:40:11 GMT
Fox 12's most wanted stole not once, but twice from the safe of a Catholic school in northeast Portland. Someone stole about $4000 from The Madeleine School. The first theft happened on Friday, and theMore >
Fox 12's most wanted stole not once, but twice from the safe of a Catholic school in northeast Portland.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:58 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:58:43 GMT
A Vancouver high school class is working on a special piece of art, they say is part of a ‘re-facing' project, after a city statue was defaced. Several students from Fort Vancouver High School createdMore >
A Vancouver high school class is working on a special piece of art they say is part of a ‘refacing' project after a city statue was defaced.More >