May 06, 2013 21:50This evening, Monday May 6, 2013, at approximately 5:15 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of 122nd Avenue and East Burnside Street on the report of shots fired. A 9-1-1 caller provided a description of the shooter.
Multiple officers arrived in the area and quickly located the suspect walking southbound on 122nd Avenue at Southeast Ash Street. The suspect followed police commands to get on the ground where officers took him into custody without incident.
Police located a handgun in the suspect's bag and learned that he was involved in a dispute with several other people at the intersection before he fired several shots into the air.
34-year-old Derrick Terrell Tolliver was charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Discharging a Firearm in the City, and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.
Tolliver was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Tuesday.
The Portland Police Bureau continues to actively investigate gun crimes in the City of Portland. Anyone with information about 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