GUN VIOLENCE PATROL ARREST

Cormona booking photo (Portland police)

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A man with a gun was arrested during a gun violence reduction patrol.

Police said officers have been conducting focused patrols in Portland due to several shootings and firearm recoveries in the past few months.

While engaging a group of individuals in the 300 block of Southeast 160th Avenue, a man ran from officers after the officers asked about weapons.

The suspect identified as Josiah Tate Cormona, 18, was stopped and a handgun was found tucked into his front waistband, according to police. 

Cormona was taken to a detention center on one count of unlawful possession of a firearm and one count of possession of a loaded firearm in public.

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.

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(1) comment

Jefferson

Provenance of the gun?


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