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Police: Shotgun lost, be wary of reverse trigger

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Portage Police are warning the public about the tricky firing mechanism of a shotgun reported lost on Saturday.

According to police, the owner of the shotgun—a Beretta autoloader Model 390ST in a green zippered padded case—discovered that weapon had fallen out of the back of his truck bed somewhere between Savanna Heights and the Nativity Church on Willowcreek Road. The owner retraced his route, 15 minutes after finding the shotgun missing, but was unable to locate it.

Portage PD noted the following about the weapon: it is equipped with a “reverse trigger” and only discharges after the trigger is pulled and then released.

If you’ve found the shotgun, contact Det. Sgt. Nick Grynovich at 762-3122.


Posted 6/19/2012