May 12, 2013 13:25On Sunday May 12, 2013, at approximately 10:45 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Elmer's Restaurant, located at 9660 Southeast Stark Street, on the report of lots of people fighting and chasing someone eastbound on Stark Street.
As officers were en route, additional information was received that one person had a knife and another had a gun.
Officers arrived in the area and located a group of people holding down a man behind the Elmer's. Witnesses told police that the man being held down was involved in two hit and run crashes then threatened a man with a knife in the Elmer's parking lot. The man the suspect threatened had a gun, so the suspect dropped the knife and ran away. Several people chased the suspect down and held him for police.
The suspect was taken into custody and transported to a Portland hospital for injuries believed to be the result of his two hit and run crashes.
Officers learned that the suspect stole one car then carjacked another in Clackamas County before driving northbound on I-205 and exiting at the Stark/Washington exit. The suspect hit two other vehicles as he exited the freeway, then got out of the car at Elmer's.
The Portland Police is working with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office on the investigation.
Updates will be provided at a later time.
Sgt. Pete Simpson