GVRT Investigators Arrest Road Rage Shooter, Seize Gun (Photo)

November 17, 2019 13:19

  

The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) has made an arrest and seized a gun involved in a road rage shooting that happened about 2 months ago.

On September 22, 2019 at 5:26p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting near Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard. Officers spoke to a victim who told them that he and the suspect got into a "road rage" encounter where words and gestures were exchanged. The victim said during the encounter, the suspect displayed a handgun and then shot at the victim's car. The victim was not injured, but he found a bullet hole in his vehicle.

Since the shooting, members of GVRT have been doing follow-up investigation. On Thursday, November 14, 2019, they located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop at Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street. They arrested Hai H. Vo, 22, of Tigard, and seized a semiautomatic handgun (photo). The gun was believed to be the one used in the shooting.

Vo (photo) was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon (three counts), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm (city code), Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

The case is being turned over to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for prosecution.

The Portland Police Bureau recommends that community members do not engage with aggressive drivers. If you are seeing behaviors that look like "road rage," it's best to ignore them and drive normally. Give the other vehicle lots of space if you can. Make safe turns if possible to get away from the aggressive driver. If you feel that you can't disengage, or if you see a weapon, then call 911. Make sure your doors are locked and drive to a well-lit, public place. Remember as many details as you can, including vehicle description, license plate, physical description, and clothing.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide. Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

To submit an anonymous tip visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips. Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823 . Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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