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Case #91-85089

At approximately 2:36 am on September 26, 1991, residents near the intersection of NE 13th Avenue and Roselawn Street heard gunshots and a car speeding away. Shortly after, Charles Harvey, a 36-year-old African-American male, was found bleeding on the front porch of a nearby house. Portland Fire Bureau responded and transported Mr. Harvey to a local hospital where he later died from a gunshot wound.

Witnesses reported seeing a 1970s white 4-door Buick sedan with three unidentified African-American men and a late 1960s to early 70s yellow Ford pickup with three unidentified white occupants parked nearby minutes before hearing gunshots.

At the time of his death, Mr. Harvey was employed as a window cleaner by a local company and was reported to have been a regular user of crack cocaine.

The Cold Case Unit would like anyone with information regarding this case to contact them. Witnesses may contact Cold Case Homicide Unit investigators directly at (503) 823-0400. To remain anonymous, witnesses may provide information through Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call (503) 823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information. Tips can be left in English or Spanish.

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