A suspect armed with a replica gun was taken into custody in NE Portland Tuesday morning.
Officers responded to the report of a suspect pointing a gun at people near Northeast 122nd Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street.
Police say callers to 9-1-1 provided updates about the suspect's description and last known location. During a search of the neighborhood, officers located a man matching the suspect's description on Northeast 122nd Avenue near Hancock Street. Officers observed what appeared to be a firearm in the suspect's hand.
The officers devised a plan to contact the man and an officer provided the suspect directions to place the gun on the ground. The suspect dropped the gun on the ground and was taken into custody without incident.
As officers continued the investigation, they learned the gun was a replica gun designed to fire projectiles with CO2. The replica firearm was seized as evidence.
The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Shawn Richey, was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.