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MPD investigating murder case

UPDATE: Suspect identified -

Milwaukie Police Department on Friday identified 32-year-old Joaquin Mario Caro as a suspect in the homicide of 43-year-old Kenneth Scham.

Photo Credit: CCSO - CaroPolice said Tuesday that Scham was killed Monday at an apartment complex at Southeast 22nd Avenue and Bluebird Street.

Initially declining to identify the suspect, police spokesman Greg Elkins added Tuesday that there is no apparent danger to the public, as the victim knew his attacker and was staying with friends who lived at the complex.

Elkins said Scham died at the scene from “homicidal violence.”

After police sent out a call to other local police agencies on Tuesday, during an unrelated investigation, police say, Caro was recognized by officers from the Portland Police Bureau. Caro was taken into custody, and Milwaukie detectives were notified. He is currently lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on a parole violation.

Officers were called to the area to help paramedics at Monday at 10:44 p.m. Scham was later pronounced dead.

The investigation is ongoing.