1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
September 08, 2002 00:00
At 3:11 a.m. officers at the scene reported hearing several gunshots in the crowd. 9-1-1 also started receiving calls that shots were fired and someone in the crowd was injured. Officers' attempts to enter the crowd continued to be unsuccessful and additional officers, including officers from other jurisdictions, were called in to assist. When officers were finally able to part the crowd and enter, in the driveway, in front of 205 N.E. Russell, they found the body of an individual, later identified as 25 year-old Anthony Duane Brown of N.E. Portland, apparently deceased from gun-shot wounds. People in the crowd reportedly scattered in all directions. An ambulance which had been standing-by, previously unable to enter the crowd, was finally able to make its way to Brown's location, determined he was deceased and took his body to the Medical Examiner's Office.
An autopsy conducted by the Medical Examiner's Office determined that Anthony Duane Brown died of gunshot wounds.
At this time investigators have no suspect or suspects in custody, and are still trying to determine why the crowd was at the location and what lead to the shooting of Anthony Brown. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Rich Austria at (503) 823-0449 or Detective Jon Rhodes at (503) 823-0459.
Sgt. Pete Simpson