Suspects flee traffic stop, caught hours later in SE Portland


Residents in the area of SE 31-36 avenues from SE Tibbetts to SE Woodward streets were told to shelter in place

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — After an hours-long search involving a SERT unit and crisis negotiators, authorities arrested all six people who ran from a traffic stop on Tuesday afternoon in Southeast Portland.

The Portland Police Bureau’s Mobile Command Center in the Richmond Neighborhood as authorities search for armed suspects who fled from a traffic stop, April 7, 2020. (KOIN)

The incident unfolded when the PPB’s Gun Violence Reduction Team made a traffic stop in the Richmond neighborhood. The car they stopped was the same car involved in a shooting that happened Monday near SE Boise Street and SE 66th Avenue, according to police. No one was hurt in Monday’s shooting.

Officers said all six people inside the car stopped on Tuesday ran from the scene; four of them were caught and detained but two others got away.

Residents in the area of SE 31-36 avenues from SE Tibbetts to SE Woodward streets were asked to stay inside for hours starting at about 5 p.m.

Both suspects were caught later Tuesday evening within the perimeter established by police, Jones said.

Handguns found in the Richmond neighborhood, April 8, 2020. (Portland Police Bureau)

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) responded because the two suspects were thought to be armed, police said. On Wednesday afternoon, Portland police said they found two handguns within the perimeter on a rooftop.

Portland police on Wednesday said two of the suspects were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center: Ahmed Abdi Kassim, 18, and Rico Cabrera, 19. Another suspect, Johnathan Miranda-Jimenez, 20, is involved in a shooting investigation in Marion County and was turned over to deputies there.

A mugshot of 18 year-old Ahmed Abdi Kassim; the shooting scene at SE Boise Street and SE 66th Avenue, April 8, 2020. (Portland Police Bureau)

Kassim, who was the driver on Tuesday, faces charges of attempt to elude by vehicle, police said. He was also recently charged in other incidents of felony elude from the police. Cabrera has been charged with interfering with a police officer.

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