PPB's GVRT Officer Arrest Shooting Suspect from September Incident (Photo)

November 08, 2019 11:10


On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 8:00 p.m., Officers with the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) located a shooting suspect driving a vehicle in Gresham in the area of Powell Boulevard and Eastman Parkway.

The suspect, 30 year-old Elias Arellano, was identified as the suspect from a shooting on September 23, 2019, in the 2800 block of Southeast 145th Avenue. This incident was a domestic violence related incident and involved a menacing with a firearm and a shooting. Investigators have been searching for Arellano, but he had evaded capture for over a month.

PPB GVRT Officers worked with the Portland K9 Unit, Metro Gang Officers, and Gresham Officers to attempt a high risk traffic stop. Officers attempted the traffic stop, but Arellano fled in the vehicle into the area near Eastman Parkway and Yamhill Street.

Arellano then attempted to flee from the vehicle, but was quickly and safely apprehended near 217th Avenue and Stark Street.

Arellano was transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempt Elude (Felony), Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm Within the City, Domestic Violence Menacing with a Firearm, and a Warrant.

Domestic violence is among the most frequent and serious forms of violent crime investigated by police. If you or a loved one are experiencing domestic violence or are concerned that domestic violence may be an issue, help is available.

Call to Safety provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. Call to Safety's 24-hour crisis line can be reached at 503-235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.

Additional, web-based resources are available from Multnomah County's Domestic Violence Coordinator's office: http://web.multco.us/dv

The Portland Police Bureau's Domestic Violence Reduction Unit is a unique collaboration between the Portland Police Bureau, the Multnomah County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Volunteers of America, Raphael House, El Programa Hispano and victim advocates. Specially trained Police Officers and victim advocates work as a team to review and follow-up on reported incidents of domestic violence.

Information on DVRU is available at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35679

The City of Portland, Multnomah County and numerous other partners have also joined together to create The Gateway Center. The Gateway Center attempts to limit the impact of intimate partner violence through by providing multi-cultural and survivor-centered advocacy and services. Given the complexity of domestic violence, this center provides a single-point of access to services and resources for survivors of intimate partner violence.
Information on The Gateway Center can be found at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/gatewaycenter/52837



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