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Phone: 503-823-0000

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

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 Case #95-93639

On September 18, 1995, two unidentified African-American men wearing ski masks broke into an apartment at 2025 SE Ash Street at approximately 8:25 pm. After breaking through the sliding glass doors, the intruders shot and killed Anthony Branch Sr., a 36 year-old African-American male, in his home.

Mr. Branch was a well known gangster and Crips associate who sold crack cocaine.

The two unidentified African-American males were seen fleeing the scene eastbound on Ash Street.

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 this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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