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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 August 29, 1992, Kenneth Wells was exiting his vehicle with an associate on the 6100 block of NE 10th Avenue at approximately 5:20 am when a vehicle with 4 to 5 unidentified occupants pulled up and began firing at Kenneth and his associate. Kenneth, a 16-year-old African-American man, was hit multiple times and died at the scene.

The vehicle involved in the shooting has been described as being a solid colored 4-door sedan and fled the scene driving northbound on NE 10th Avenue.

Investigators believe this shooting to be gang-related since Kenneth Wells was a known Woodlawn Park Bloods associate.

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