UPDATE: Portland Police Investigate Murder Suicide

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November 06, 2009 23:47

  

Ceantwan Barr's booking photograph from 2006 is being sent to all media.

***Original Message***

Portland Police Homicide Detectives have identified the three people from yesterday's murder suicide as 29-year-old Ceantwan Lorenzo Barr, 28-year-old Tameka Yvonne Medina, and four-year-old Ashawn Medina-Barr.

The Medical Examiner's Office completed all three autopsys this morning.

***Original Message***

This morning at 10:00 a.m., Portland Police Officers responded to a residence in the 1000 Block of Southeast 123rd Avenue, on a call of a shooting and possible murder suicide. When officers arrived, they found a 29-year-old deceased man, a 28-year-old deceased woman, and a four year old deceased boy inside the home.

Homicide Detectives were called to the scene to investigate and were at the location throughout the day and into the evening hours. At this time, detectives believe that the man shot the woman and the boy and then shot himself. The deceased man and woman are the parents of the boy. A handgun was recovered at the scene and detectives believe it was the weapon used in this incident.

Officers were at the residence twice last night and took a missing report from a family member of the deceased woman. Officers did not have adequate information last night that would have allowed them to force entry into the residence.

This is an ongoing investigation and the names of the deceased will be released tomorrow after autopsys have been performed.

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