Police Recover Handguns At Feet Of Two People Passed Out In Car

May 18, 2021 10:11


On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at about 7:08 a.m., Portland Police responded to a 9-1-1 call from a community member concerned about a car blocking Northeast Bryant Street near Northeast 6th Avenue. The car was running, and two people were inside who appeared to be unconscious.
Responding officers received information that a passerby had called out to the people in the car and honked at them, but got no response.

The first officer arrived and approached the car to assess the potential need for medical assistance. The officer noticed a handgun on the floor of the car at the feet of the driver. There were no obvious signs of trauma to either person in the car, and officers suspected the people in the car may be under the influence of intoxicants.

Officers spent several minutes loud hailing the people from a distance, but received no response. Officers made a safe tactical plan and approached the car utilizing a handheld shield for protection. While at the door of the car, officers saw a second handgun on the floor at the feet of the passenger. Once the scene was safe, medical personnel approached to offer aid. Both people were breathing, but not responsive.

While performing this tactical plan, some onlookers were aggressively shouting at police, making it difficult for officers to hear and carry out their duties in order to ensure the safety of the scene so those involved could get the medical aid they needed.

Officers recovered both handguns and additional magazines. Both people were transported by ambulance to the hospital and their condition is unknown. At this time, there are no criminal charges, pending further investigation.


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