CORRECTION - East Precinct Investigating Apparent Suicide in Southeast Portland's Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood

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March 14, 2014 17:05


This incident occurred in the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood, not Lents as initially released.

The Police Bureau regrets the error.


This afternoon, Friday March 14, 2014, at 12:44 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 7800 block of Southeast Flavel Street on the report of a male lying in the roadway surrounded by blood with a gun lying on top of him.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and confirmed that the 57-year-old male was deceased of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Officers learned that the man was involved in an argument with his wife at a nearby residence before walking outside and shooting himself in an apparent intentional act.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner has taken custody of the body and will perform an autopsy on Saturday.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at (503) 988-4888.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call (503) 963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at (503) 972-3456.



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