February 22 2018
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Wednesday at 6:22 PM, Portland police responded to a report of a man pointing a gun at passing cars.
When police arrived, gunfire was reported near the Capitol Hill Library with the suspect running towards Holly Farm State Park. Police found a suspect armed with a gun, and arrested him without incident.
Police then learned of two additional shooting reports nearby. There was damage to a portable toilet in the park. No gunshot victims were found and officers do not believe anyone was hit by gunfire.
The suspect, 26-year-old Aaron Mathew Garcia, was arrested and taken to the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon (two counts), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Discharging a Firearm in the City (two counts), Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.