UPDATE: Suspect Shoots, Kills Dog, Community Asked to Assist

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March 27, 2020 20:01


Updated information is that the dog was actually a German Shepherd puppy, about 2 months old. The caretaker, who is also the dog's owner, is declining interviews at this time.

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A suspect shot and killed a dog as it was being walked by its caretaker, and the Gun Violence Reduction Team is requesting help from the community.

On Friday, March 27, 2020 at 3:38p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to the report of a shooting at North Chautauqua Boulevard and North Willis Boulevard. When officers arrived they found a dog with a possible gunshot wound. There were no other injuries. An officer transported the dog and its caretaker to Dove Lewis Animal Hospital but the dog did not survive.

Officers determined that the suspect or suspects, in a white sedan, pulled up and shot the dog from the vehicle, then drove away. The victim told officers that nothing was said by the suspect or suspects.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded and has assumed the investigation. GVRT is looking into the possibility that the suspect or suspects might be related to an incident last Friday, March 20, 2020, when a citizen was shot with a pellet gun. The shooter was reportedly in a white sedan. There were no reported injuries in that case.

GVRT is asking for the community's help to identify a suspect or suspects, or to share surveillance photos or video of the suspect(s). If anyone has that information, please call 503-823-4106 or email GVRT@portlandoregon.gov .

The Gun Violence Reduction Team continues to interdict 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 GVRT@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 GVRT@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.

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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