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Corrected Headline to read: "20-year-old Arrested Near North Portland's McCoy Park with Short-Barrel Shotgun" not "in" the park.
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On Thursday August 9, 2012, at approximately 7:45 p.m., Portland Police officers stopped a vehicle at North Kilpatrick Street and Dwight Avenue and arrested 20-year-old Christopher Jordan after discovering a short-barrel shotgun in the trunk of the car.
North Precinct officers working in the area of McCoy Park spotted a vehicle near the park and had information that inside the car was possibly a short-barrel shotgun. Additional officers from the Gang Enforcement Team and K-9 Unit responded to assist.
Jordan and two others, later identified as 29-year-old Terrence Williams and 25-year-old Erica Williams, got into the vehicle and left the area of McCoy Park. Officers stopped the vehicle and, based on the information that there may be a gun in the car, conducted a high-risk traffic stop. All three occupants followed officers' commands and were taken into custody without incident.
In the trunk, officers located a short-barrel shotgun that also has a .22 caliber long rifle barrel.
Jordan was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of an Illegal Weapon and Possession of Cocaine.
The passenger, 29-year-old Terrence Williams, had an outstanding parole violation warrant.
Jordan and Terrence Williams, both documented gang members, were booked into the Multnomah County Jail. The driver, Erica Williams was released at the scene.
This case has been referred to the U.S. Attorney's Office for possible Federal prosecution.
The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland. Anyone with information about gang and/or illegal gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau.
If you see an illegal gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.
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Sgt. Pete Simpson