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Portland man dies in possible drive-by shooting

April 05, 2003 00:00


On Saturday, April 5, 2003, at 3:07 a.m., Portland Police responded to a "shots fired" call in the 500 block or Northeast Fargo Street. Upon arrival, officers discovered the body of 30-year-old Jason L. Elye of Portland near the intersection of Northeast Martin Luther King Boulevard and Northeast Fargo Street. Homicide Detectives were called to the scene to initiate an investigation.

The Medical Examiner performed an autopsy and has determined that Elye died of gunshot wounds. Investigators have not determined a motive and have no suspect information to release at this time. There is evidence that Elye may have been the victim of a drive-by shooting. This is the eighth homicide in Portland this year.

Anyone with information in this investigation is asked to call Detective Shirley Parsons at (503) 823-0395 or Detective Jon Rhodes at (503) 823-0459.

This investigation is continuing.


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