Two suspects arrested in year's first homicide
Two suspects have been arrested in Portland's first homicide of the year. They are accused of killing Demetrius Kent, 28, in Northeast Portland on Thursday.
The first suspect was arrested Thursday. Clifford Lee Moffett, 34, is charged with one count of murder.
The second suspect was arrested Saturday. Terry Lee Spencer Jr. 24, is charged with murder, attempted murder, unlawful use of a weapon, and felon in possession of a firearm, and a parole violation.
According to police, the investigation began at 5:52 p.m. on Feb. 25 when North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a shooting at Northeast Sixth Avenue and Alberta Street.
Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim suffering from traumatic injuries. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital, where he died as a result of the shooting.
Officers searched the neighborhood for suspects, located Moffett in the area, and detaining him as the investigation continued.
Detectives later developed leads to identify Spencer as the second suspect in the shooting. He was arrested at approximately 12:15 a.m. Saturday after a collaborative effort by GET, Portland Police Bureau homicide detectives, the U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force and the Gresham Police Department Special Weapons And Tactics Team.
Police believe the killing is gang-related.