Two 14-year-olds arrested for gang violence

Both teenagers were armed at the time of their arrests, police said

File photo of Portland Police Bureau patrol cars (KOIN)
File photo of Portland Police Bureau patrol cars (KOIN)

SOUTHEAST PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Two armed 14-year-olds were arrested Wednesday in connection with a gang violence investigation, police said.

The teenage boys were arrested without incident at Southeast 127th Avenue and East Burnside Street. Both were armed with semi-automatic handguns at the time of their arrests.

One of the 14-year-olds was arrested and charged in connection with a gang-involved shooting on February 4. The shooting occurred outside a Northeast Portland KFC shortly after 4:30 p.m., Portland Police Bureau said. Teondre Antonio Bonner, 22, was hit by a bullet and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Another shooting was reported on February 7 at Woodlawn Park in Northeast Portland. Gang Enforcement Team officers responded, but no victims were located.

The other 14-year-old was arrested and charged for unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon. It is unclear if he was also involved in the recent gang-involved shootings.

Both teenagers were lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home.

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