A suspect is under arrest related to a murder case stemming from a July 15th, 2021 incident.
On that day, 50 year-old Patrick Pruitt was assaulted near Southwest Broadway and Southwest Ankeny Street and died 11 days later from his injuries. Since the assault, Portland Police Homicide Detectives have been pursuing the case. During their investigation, they were able to identify the suspect, 31 year-old Antonio L. Howard.
PPB Homicide Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Howard. Yesterday, September 16th, 2021, at 2:15 p.m., the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Howard in Northeast Portland. Howard was booked into the Multnomah County jail on charges of Murder in the First Degree, two counts of Murder in the Second Degree, and Robbery in the Fir