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Crime Stopper for the Week of September 23, 2002

September 23, 2002 00:00


On Sunday, September 8, 2002 at 2:37 in the morning, 9-1-1 received a call of loud music in the parking lot directly across from 84 N.E. Russell Street. Upon arrival officers found a large crowd, of well over 300 people, filling N.E. Russell eastward for roughly three blocks. Officers attempted to communicate with the crowd to determine why they were there and if someone was in charge, but the crowd was very uncooperative.

Officers at the scene reported hearing gunshots in the crowd and 9-1-1 also started receiving calls from people on cell phones in the crowd that shots were fired and someone was injured. When officers were finally able to part the crowd and enter, in the driveway in front of the Multnomah County Library Administration Building, at 205 N.E. Russell, they found 25- year-old Anthony Duane Brown, of N.E. Portland, deceased from multiple gun-shot wounds. The crowd, which investigators have learned was gathering outside a café in the 300 block of Russell, scattered in all directions.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, which leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony crime, and you need not give your name. Call Crime Stoppers at (503) 823-HELP.


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