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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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On September 18, 1995, two unidentified African-American men wearing ski masks broke into an apartment at 2025 SE Ash Street at approximately 8:25 pm. After breaking through the sliding glass doors, the intruders shot and killed Anthony Branch Sr., a 36 year-old African-American male, in his home.

Mr. Branch was a well known gangster and Crips associate who sold crack cocaine.

The two unidentified African-American males were seen fleeing the scene eastbound on Ash Street.

If you or anyone you know has any information regarding the murder of Anthony Branc.h you are encouraged to contact CrimeStoppers at 503-823-HELP.