Update: Neighborhood Search for Armed Suspect Concluded, Suspect Not Located

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July 13, 2019 23:08


The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) has concluded its search in the Lents neighborhood. The suspect who ran from the traffic stop was not located. The perimeter is being removed. Residents are advised that they no longer have to stay inside and can resume their normal activities.

While we have concluded the active search, the investigation into the identity of the suspect continues.

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The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) is responding to assist East Precinct Officers after an armed subject ran from a traffic stop holding a gun. Officers have set up a perimeter between Southeast Steele Street and Southeast Liebe Street, and Southeast 87th Avenue and 88th Avenue. Residents in that area are encouraged to stay inside. The suspect is described as a male, black, about 6 feet tall, 150 pounds, wearing light blue jeans, red shoes, and holding a silver handgun. If anyone sees a suspect matching that description in the area, please call 911.

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