Gunshot death deemed homicide


The death of a 30-year-old man whose body was found in an area triplex early Monday, July 10, has been ruled a homicide.

Officials with the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office made the determination Tuesday, July 11, after performing an autopsy.

The man, whose name has not yet been released, died of a gunshot wound, said Sgt. Jeff Hansen, Gresham Police Department spokesman. Hansen refused to comment on how many times the victim was shot or where he was hit.

Gresham police responded to a report of shots fired at 12:31 a.m. Monday, July 10, near the intersection of Northeast 162nd Avenue and Northeast Multnomah Street.

While officers were responding to the first call, a second call came in from a resident of a triplex in the 1100 block of Northeast 162nd Avenue, who said someone had been shot.

When they arrived, officers found the victim in one of the triplex units. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Portland Police Bureau canine unit assisted the Gresham officers in searching the area as they attempted to find anyone who might have fled the scene on foot.

Members of the East Multnomah County Major Crimes Team are investigating the incident under the direction of Gresham police detectives.

Police officials are not releasing any suspect information or the motive in the case, but they said there is no indication that the incident is gang related, Hansen said.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call the Gresham Police Department Tip line at 503-618-2719, or at 1-888-989-3505.