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UPDATE: PPB Needs Public's Help Locating Homicide Suspect (Photo)

February 28, 2024 16:46


The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help in locating a homicide suspect.

Jacob A. Fitzgerald, 23, is believed to be involved in the shooting death of Otis Abner in August 2022 (details below). Fitzgerald is also believed to be involved in a February 2024 shooting that injured an individual who witnessed the 2022 homicide.

Fitzgerald is described as a Caucasian male, 6'2", 200 lbs. He is houseless and frequents the North Columbia Boulevard area. Fitzgerald should be considered armed and dangerous and anyone who spots him is urged to call 911 immediately.

Photo description: Jacob Fitzgerald


***Original Messages Below***

The victim in this homicide is identified as 53-year-old Otis Abner. The Medical Examiner’s Office determined the manner and cause of death to be homicide by gunshot wound. Abner’s family has been notified of his death and has asked for privacy at this time.


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