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Possible Murder in Lent’s Neighborhood Being Investigated by Portland Police

Sunday, February 28, 2016

 

 

Late afternoon on Portland Police's East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 6900 block of Southeast 110th Avenue on the report of an adult male that was unconscious, suffering from a gunshot wound. 

Portland Police and medical personnel arrived and were directed to the victim inside a home. Medical personnel confirmed that he was dead. 

Based on some preliminary observations, Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division have responded to the scene to conduct a death investigation, which is standard procedure for any death with suspicious circumstances. The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner after an autopsy on Monday. 

This investigation is in its early stages and no additional information is available for release. At this point, there is no information to suggest any risk to the neighborhood. 

Police are asking that anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762, [email protected]; or, Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-6337, [email protected] 
 

 

Related Slideshow: Crime Trends in Portland - Good News and Bad News

The Portland Police Bureau's Strategic Services Division and the Criminology and Criminal Justice program at Portland State University (PSU) have partnered to provide an interactive tool to provide a longer term look at crime trends.

The interactive data shows the geographic distribution of crime in the city; and reveals insights into crime data.

See key findings below.

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Vandalism

GOOD NEWS: Overall, the news in Portland is positive regarding incidents of vandalism, but the decline has not been as rapid as some other crimes.

Vandalism has remained relatively consistent for the past five years.

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Domestic

GOOD NEWS: Domestic assaults saw significant decline in the late 1990s, but have been fairly consistent in the past five years.

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Guns

GOOD NEWS: The number of gun related crimes has seen the greatest declines of any of the tracked crime sectors. 

Gun related crimes decreased 80%.

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Bikes

BAD NEWS: The theft bikes has seen an 83% increase. Some of this is tied to the increase in biking, but the crime has been the biggest blemish on the crime trends.

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Robbery

GOOD NEWS: Street Robbery is down more than 25 years, but it has been fairly stagnant during the past five years.

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Non-Domestic Assaults

GOOD NEWS: The number of non-domestic assaults has remained relatively stagnant over the past five years.

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GOOD NEWS: Home breakins are down significantly, but like other categories (non-domestic assault and robbery) it has remained fairly constant during the past five years.

Over the 25 years residential robberies are down over 70%.

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