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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# 95-63620

On June 27, 1995, at about 10:40 p.m., Officers responded to the 1200 Block of NE Failing Street, to reports of a shooting. Officers learned that the victim, Patrick Curry, a 16-year-old, African-American male, was transported to a local hospital. Mr. Curry later died the hospital from an apparent gunshot wound.

Witnesses reported seeing an African-American male standing through the sunroof of a vehicle moments before the shooting occurred. The vehicle was described as similar to a late 1980’s Chevrolet Monte Carlo that was light in color. The vehicle was last seen headed eastbound on NE Failing 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 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.

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