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Detectives Investigate death of 23-year-old Portland Man

July 07, 2003 00:00


On July 7, 2003, at 2:19 a.m., Portland Police responded to Emanuel Hospital to investigate a possible homicide. Upon arrival, police learned that 23-year-old Andrews Ray Mikes had suffered at least one gunshot wound and had been transported to the hospital by a private vehicle. When officers arrived, hospital staff were struggling to revive Mikes who appeared to be deceased. Homicide detectives were called to the scene and initiated an investigation as Mikes was placed on life support and later died.

Detectives now believe that Mikes was shot near the intersection of Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast 44th Avenue while he was sitting in the passenger seat of a car. Investigators do not know if the car was moving at the time Mikes was shot and have not been able to determine if the shots came from another moving vehicle or it the suspect was on foot.

An autopsy, to determine the cause of death, is scheduled for Tuesday, July 8, 2003. Investigators are exploring the possibility that this homicide may be related to gang activity.

Anyone with information in this investigation is asked to call Detective George Weatheroy at (503) 823-0886 or Detective Rich Austria at (503) 823-0449.


The Medical Examiner has determined the Mikes died of a single gunshot wound to the skull. Investigators believe that Mikes was killed with a semi automatic weapon.

This investigation is continuing.


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