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Tigard murder suspect arraigned Tuesday, charged with killing Beaverton father

Orlando Pouncey was extradited to Oregon earlier this week.


Photo Credit: WCSO - PounceyOrlando Pouncey, the Tigard man charged with murdering a Beaverton father outside his son’s home in January, was arraigned this week in Washington County court.

It was Pouncey’s first appearance in an Oregon courtroom since he was arrested Feb. 9 in Spanaway, Wash., near Tacoma.

Dressed in orange inmate clothes, Pouncey, 29, appeared briefly before Judge Beth L. Roberts in Washington County Circuit Court.

According to court records, he was extradited to Oregon on Monday.

Pouncey is charged with murder, unlawful use of a weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm after he allegedly killed Jerry Duy Nguyen, a 36-year-old Beaverton auto-mechanic who had gone to his ex-wife’s home in the 10700 block of Southwest Canterbury Lane to pick up his son on Jan. 30.

Nguyen was shot three times in the torso and died at the scene.

Pouncey is reportedly the boyfriend of Nguyen’s ex-wife. He lives a block away from her at the Mapletree Apartments on Southwest Canterbury Lane.

Nguyen’s ex-wife was outside with him at the time of the shooting, said Jim Wolf, a Tigard Police spokesperson. Nguyen’s son was inside the home and did not see the shooting.

Wolf confirmed that Pouncey and Nguyen got into an argument before the shooting, though the specifics of the argument have not yet been released.

Pouncey ran off after the shooting, Wolf said, leading to a manhunt that lasted more than a week before he was arrested at a family member’s home by the U.S. Marshals Pacific NW Violent Offender Task Force and the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office.

Pouncey’s next court date is set for Monday, March 9.

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