1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
November 07, 2007 00:00
On Wednesday, November 07, 2007, at 1:57 am, East Precinct officers found 31-year-old John William Stewart deceased behind the wheel of a car stopped in the 10100 block of Southeast Division Street after responding to a reported shooting in the area. Two witnesses who stated that were with the victim at the time of the shooting were also at the scene. Paramedics arrived and attempted to provide medical assistance to Stewart who appeared to have suffered at least one than one gunshot wound, but he could not be revived. Homicide Detectives were called to the scene to initiate an investigation.
The witnesses remained at the scene and are cooperating with the investigation. An autopsy conducted this morning by the Multnomah County Medical Examiner determined that Stewart died of a gunshot wound to his torso. After completing the initial interviews, detectives believe that another car pulled along side the victim’s vehicle and fired multiple rounds at the victim. Detectives do not believe this was an act of random violence, however, investigators are not releasing any suspect information at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Steve Ober at (503) 823-4003, Detective Jim McCausland at (503) 823-0449 or Detective Todd Gradwahl at (503) 823-0255.
This investigation is continuing.
Sgt. Pete Simpson