Three teenagers, two from Vancouver, were arrested Saturday in Portland in connection with an armed carjacking.
Portland police responded at 1:12 a.m. to a report of a stolen car in the area of Southeast Fifth Avenue and Southwest Hall Street. The car was reportedly stolen at gunpoint in Vancouver and tracked to the area, according to a Portland police news release.
When officers arrived, they saw three people run from the car. As police chased them, one of the suspects tripped and a gun fell from his pocket, according to police.
Officers found the other two suspects a few blocks away and arrested all three, the news release states.
The teens, two 17-year-old boys from Vancouver and a 16-year-old boy from Portland, were booked into the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Facility in Portland. They were charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, attempt to elude police on foot, possession of a stolen vehicle, unlawful entry into a motor vehicle and interfering with a police officer. The 16-year-old boy was also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and a city code violation of unlawful possession of a loaded firearm in public, according to the news release.
The carjacking is still under investigation, Portland police said.