Armed Suspect Threatens Food Cart Operator

A suspect is facing numerous charges after making threats to a food cart operator with a gun and firing a round in the air in Downtown Portland.

Sunday night, Central Precinct Officers were dispatched to Southwest 2nd Avenue and Southwest Oak Street a report of a man threatening with a gun. An officer talked to the victim, a food cart operator, and learned that the suspect had left the area. Officers looked for the suspect but were unable to locate him initially. The victim was not injured.

About a half hour later, a sergeant on patrol was flagged down at Southwest 2nd Avenue and Southwest Oak Street by someone saying the suspect had returned and fired a round into the air. Assisting officers responded and challenged the suspect. He was initially uncooperative and tried to walk away from them until an officer fired one less-lethal foam tipped projectile at him. The suspect then surrendered and was arrested.

A loaded .40 S&W caliber semiautomatic handgun was found in the suspect's pocket. The gun was determined to be stolen.

25-year-old Dominique H. Mann, of Portland, was booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Theft in the First Degree, Menacing, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Pointing a Firearm at Another, and city code violations of Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Discharge of a Firearm in City.

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