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Police Bureau

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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 #00-84587

On the night of August 30, 2000, a group of friends had gathered in the parking north of Galore Paging at 3213 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. At approximately 11:25 pm, shots were fired into the group and Jamon Griffin, a 21-year-old African-American man, was struck. Mr. Griffin was taken to Emanuel Hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced dead.

Jamon Griffin was reported to have been associated with known gang members, but was not a known gang member himself. Witnesses reported observing two  unidentified African-American men fleeing the scene; heading northbound on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.

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.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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