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Shooting victim found in parking lot

March 28, 2003 00:00


On March 28, 2003, at about 4:00 a.m., East Precinct Officers responded to a shooting call at an apartment complex located in the 600 block of Southeast 162nd Avenue. Almost immediately after arriving, officers found the body of a Hispanic male who appears to be in his early to mid thirties. Homicide Detectives were called to the scene and began an investigation.

The Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined the person died of a gunshot wound to the upper torso. Investigators have not been able to identify the victim and have not determined if he died in the parking lot, an apartment in the complex, or at another location.

update: The victim of the March 28, 2003, homicide has been identified as 31-year-old Carlos Hernandez-Sanchez of Portland. Investigators have determined that Hernandez-Sanchez was shot inside of 650 Southeast 162nd Avenue, Apartment 26 and then moved outside.

The suspect has been described as a black male using the street name of "T". He is is approximately 19 years old, 5'1" to 5'6" and has a thin to medium build, thin moustache, large lips, and a diamond earring in his left ear.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1000.00 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to the resolution of this case and callers can remain anonymous. Call Crime Stoppers at (503) 823-HELP (4357).

Anyone with information in this investigation is asked to call Detective Cheryl Kanzler at (503) 823-0865 or Detective Paul Weatheroy at (503) 823-0458.

This investigation is continuing.


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