Two members of a twin gang were charged with illegally purchasing firearms. The gang bought 82 guns within 18 months.
Twin brothers from Gresham are facing federal charges after illegally buying dozens of firearms, many of which have been linked to shootings across the Portland area, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oregon said.
In May, federal investigators began their probe into multiple shootings reported by the Gresham Police Department and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. Local authorities said the shootings involved Edward Charles Green and Thomas Edward Green III — 23-year-old twin brothers living in Gresham. According to court papers, the brothers claimed to belong to the Unthank Park Hustlers. This is a Portland subset of The Bloods. Around the same time, federal agents learned about multiple illegal gun purchases allegedly made by the Green brothers…
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…Thomas Green III was arrested on Sept. 29 at an apartment where authorities said they found two semi-automatic guns, 16 empty gun boxes and ammunition. He was later released from home confinement after appearing in federal court.
Edward Green was arrested on Oct. 6 at his father’s home in Northeast Portland. The same day, he appeared at federal court and was still in custody.
Two brothers were charged with criminally falsifying information regarding the purchase of a gun and making false statements on a Federal firearms Licensee Record.