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Two people charged in December 2015 murder

MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Javier Fernando HernandezPortland police have arrested two people in connection with the December 2015 killing of 21-year-old Kyle Polk.

Javier Fernando Hernandez, 20, of Vancouver, Washington, is charged with murder, attempted aggravated aurder, attempted aurder, and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon. He was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force in Troutdale on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

Cynthia Anne Scholer, 46, of Vancouver, Washington, is charged with six counts of hindering prosecution and tampering with physical evidence. She was arrested on Friday, Aug. 19.

The investigation started at 2:33 p.m. on Dec. 16, 2015, when East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Southeast 112th Avenue and Division Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located Polk suffering from traumatic injuries. Lifesaving efforts were not successful and he died at the scene.

Homicide detectives followed leads in the case that led to a Multnomah County Grand Jury to indict Hernandez and Scholer in connection with Polk's murder.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..