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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 6:20 pm on November 9, 1992, three gunmen entered the house at 853 N. Prescott Street under the pretext of buying drugs and began demanding money. When the individuals in the house did not give them money, the gunmen shot and killed John Johnson, a 25-year-old African-American man. The three gunmen then fled the scene.

It was reported that John Johnson had been selling marijuana at the time of the murder. Two young children were present when Mr. Johnson was shot.

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