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Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Case #03-101189

View KPTV's story on this Cold Case.

On October 12, 2003, at approximately 8:45 p.m., Cameron Brandice Ware was gunned down in front of his house in the 5800 Block of NE 18th Ave.  Cameron was 22 years old.

Cameron’s mother, who was inside her residence when she heard numerous gunshots, ran to the porch and saw Cameron lying on the ground near his vehicle.  She also observed a dark complected male, in his early 20’s, approx 5’3” with a medium build wearing a tan hooded sweatshirt with some sort of blue, square shapes on it standing near her son.  This person noticed her presence and immediately ran off, southbound on NE 18th Avenue, towards Jarrett.  Emergency medical personnel responded and Cameron was transported to Emanuel Hospital where he died.  An autopsy revealed that he died of more than one gunshot wound.

Nearby neighbors on NE 17th Av, who heard the gunshots and came outside their house, said that they saw a medium-sized black 2=door vehicle, possibly a Toyota, racing away from the area Northbound on NE 17th .  The vehicle did not stop at the stop sign on NE Ainsworth and continued Northbound on NE 17th.

Witnesses may contact Cold Case Homicide Unit investigators directly at (503) 823-0400. To remain anonymous, witnesses may provide information through Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about unsolved homicides can lead to a reward of up to $2,500 cash. All other unsolved felony crimes are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.

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Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

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