Suspect Wanted for Out-of-State Homicide Arrested in Southeast Portland-Gun Seized (PHOTO) (Photo)

February 18, 2019 13:00


On Monday, February 18th, 2019, members of the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team located a suspect with a warrant for an out-of-state homicide at the 24-hour Fitness at 4546 SE McGloughlin Boulevard. Officers safely took 31 year-old Thomas Cooper into custody. A loaded handgun was seized from the locker Cooper was using in the workout facility. (PHOTO)

Cooper will be lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on the out-of-state warrant and local charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public. Cooper has not been booked yet and a photo of him will be available after his booking.

For details related to the case precipitating the warrant, refer to Seattle Police Department for comment.

This arrest highlights the on-gong efforts of the Gun Violence Reduction Team to locate and apprehend those involved in gun-related crimes. The public can help in these efforts to increase safety in the community by providing information, even anonymously.

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