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Fourth suspect held in Dec. 12 Rosemary Anderson HS shooting

A fourth suspect arrested in connection to the shooting investigation at Rosemary Anderson High School entered a not-guilty plea Friday in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Geno M. King, 19, who police believe was the driver of the getaway vehicle, was arraigned Jan. 16 on one count each of hindering prosecution, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a loaded firearm in public.

The Dec. 12 shooting outside Rosemary Anderson High School wounded four people. All have been released from the hospital. Police have charged Lonzo Murphy, his younger brother Marquise Murphy and their friend Marquel Dugas. All three suspects have entered not-guilty pleas to their indictments.

Murphy was arrested Dec. 16, 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 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.

According to court records, police 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. King had a warrant out for his arrest in Jackson County.

Handgun also found

On Thursday, Jan. 15, at about 6 p.m., officers with the Gang Enforcement Team stopped a vehicle on I-5 south for various traffic violations, according to court records.

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

“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, according to court records.

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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