PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland police said they arrested a 19-year-old man Friday evening after an attempted traffic stop turned into a short pursuit in the Mill Park/ Hazelwood area.
The bureau’s Gun Violence Reduction Team was conducting a focused patrol in Southeast Portland when officers tried to pull over a car near Southeast 127 Avenue and Southeast Stark Street around 7:40 p.m.
Instead of pulling over, the driver took off.
Police later found the car in a business parking lot not too far away. The driver wasn’t inside when officers found the car, but after a coordinated search with the help of a K-9 unit, they found the suspect. Officers also learned that the car in question had hit another car before police discovered it in the parking lot.
Portland Police said officers found a .9mm handgun that had been “discarded on the search path.”
Faisal Osman, 19, was arrested and charged with reckless driving, failing to perform the duty of a driver and running from police.
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