Report of shots fired leads to arrest of felon

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The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Andrew Belsher

Courtesy: PPB

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland police arrested a felon after reports came in of shots being fired into the Columbia River on Sunday.

Just before 11:30 p.m., a witness called 911 to report someone had fired a shot off into the Columbia River near Northeast Marine Drive before driving off. With a description of the car, Portland Police Bureau’s Air Support Unit tracked the suspect down as he was headed west on NE Marine Drive.

Once PPB conducted a traffic stop, they learned the suspect was a felon and found a gun in the car.

The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Andrew Belsher. He was arrested on charges including felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a firearm, possession of a loaded firearm, along with two counts of reckless endangerment.

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