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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# 97-60889

On June 14, 1997, at about 1:42 a.m., Officers responded to the area of NE Alberta Street and NE 23rd Avenue, to reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, they found the victim, Jamil Edward Myrick, a 16-year-old, African-American male, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

Witnesses reported seeing multiple vehicles on 23rd Avenue moments before the shooting occurred. One of the vehicles was described as an older white sedan, four-door, that was ragged and dirty heading  northbound on 23rd in a hurry. Another vehicle believed to be in the area was described as a Chevrolet Blazer or a GMC Jimmy, dark blue or black, with tinted windows. Witnesses reported seeing an African-American male sitting in the back seat on the driver-side of this vehicle moments before the shooting. It is believed that the occupants of these vehicles may have information regarding the shooting that occurred that night. 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.

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

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