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Police investigate Gresham homicide


Gresham police are investigating the shooting of a local man found dead in a car on Saturday afternoon.

The victim has been identified as Jeffery Pope, 31, of Gresham, said Officer Ben Costigan, a Gresham Police spokesman.

At 4:36 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, police responded to a report of a person who appeared to be asleep or passed out in a car in a parking lot in the 17300 block of Northeast Couch Street. Officers determined that the person was dead and it appeared he'd been shot.

The East County Major Crimes Team is investigating. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Gresham Police tip line at 503-618-2719 or 1-888-989-3505.

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