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Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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At approximately 12:50 am on January 25, 1996, multiple witnesses heard and saw Alvaro Ramirez-Avila, a 24 year-old Hispanic male, being shot and killed in the street by an unidentified man on SW Alder between 4th and 5th Avenue.

Mr. Ramirez-Avila was a known drug dealer. Investigators determined that he was shot as the result of a drug deal gone bad.

The unidentified male has been described as a white or Hispanic male with curly brown hair and wearing a tan jacket. He was seen fleeing the scene heading north on SW 4th Avenue.

If you or anyone you know has any information regarding the murder of Alvaro Ramirez-Avila, you are encouraged to contact CrimeStoppers at 503-823-HELP.