On March 2, 2000, at about 8:30 p.m., Officers responded to the area of NE Rodney Avenue and NE Failing Street, to the report of shots fired. Upon arriving they found the victim, Henry Jay Johnson, a 21-year-old African-American male, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.
According to witness reports they saw an African-American male, who was in his twenties, leaving the scene of the shooting headed westbound toward Unthank Park. The suspect was described as being 5’8”, with a medium build, wearing a blue or black puffy coat with the hood up, dark pants with tennis shoes that had red shoe laces. The Cold Case Unit would like anyone with information regarding this case to contact them.
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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