New suspect ID’d in Rosemary Anderson HS shooting

Police: 4th suspect acted as a getaway driver

Geno M. King, 19, shown in a jail booking photo provided by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Jan. 16, 2015. He was arrested in connection with the shooting at Rosemary Anderson High School in December 2014.
Geno M. King, 19, shown in a jail booking photo provided by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Jan. 16, 2015. He was arrested in connection with the shooting at Rosemary Anderson High School in December 2014.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A fourth suspect has been arrested in connection to the on-going shooting investigation at Rosemary Anderson High School, police said.

Geno M. King, 19, thought to be the getaway driver, was arraigned on one count each of hindering prosecution, unlawful possession of a firearm, and possession of a loaded firearm in public. He entered a not guilty plea Friday in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

The Dec. 12 shooting outside Rosemary Anderson High School wounded four people. All have been released from the hospital. Police have arrested and charged Lonzo Murphy, his younger brother Marquise Murphy and their friend Marquel Dugas.

(L-R) Marquel Dugas, Lonzo Murphy and Marquise Murphy faces charges in the shootings at Rosemary Anderson High School, Dec. 31, 2014 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)
(L-R) Marquel Dugas, Lonzo Murphy and Marquise Murphy faces charges in the shootings at Rosemary Anderson High School, Dec. 31, 2014 (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

All three suspects have entered a not guilty plea to their respective indictments. They are pending trial.

Murphy was arrested Dec. 16, 2014 following a pursuit in Marion County along Interstate 5, court records show. Murphy, police said, was a passenger inside the vehicle. The vehicle that attempted to elude Oregon State Police (OSP) was a 1997 Chevy Nova with Washington license plates, court records show. The driver of the vehicle ran following the traffic stop and was not located, police said. During their investigation, police learned that the driver of the vehicle was King, court records show.

When police searched the vehicle, they found a safe inside the car. They also found an Oregon identification card belonging to King inside the safe along with 9 mm ammo and a silver Ruger 9 mm magazine, court records show. King, records show, had a warrant out for his arrest in Jackson County.

Thursday, around 6 p.m., officers with the Gang Enforcement Team stopped a vehicle on I-5 South for various traffic violations, court records show.

Police identified King as a passenger inside the vehicle. When he was taken into custody, police said he give them a fake name and birthday, but the officers were able to identify him by photos and tattoos, court records show.

During a search of the vehicle, police found a loaded black, Ruger 9 mm semi-automatic handgun under the front passenger seat, court records show. King was reportedly a backseat passenger, court records show.

“The handgun was only accessible from the rear passenger seat due to the components of the front seat,” senior deputy district attorney Glen Banfield wrote. The handgun was located where King’s feet would have been when he was sitting in the car, court records show.

During a police interview, King admitted to placing his ID in the safe that was recovered inside the Chevy Nova found during the traffic stop in December, court records show. King also told police that his fingerprints and DNA would be on the 9mm Ruger firearm that was found in Thursday’s traffic stop, court records show.

He also admitted to being in the vehicle in the December pursuit, records show. King told police that he was driving Murphy to Las Vegas so Murphy could stay with his father, court records show.

King is scheduled to be back in court later this month.

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