1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
July 07, 2003 00:00
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.
Sgt. Pete Simpson