UPDATE #2: Victim Identified in Monday Night Homicide Investigation

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May 22, 2018 17:35

  

The victim who was killed on Southwest 2nd Avenue in Downtown Portland Monday evening has been identified as 28-year-old David Eugene Pierce, of Boise, Idaho. Pierce identified as a woman and was known as "Gigi."

An autopsy of Pierce was performed by a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office today. The Medical Examiner determined Pierce died of homicidal violence as the result of a gunshot injury.

Anyone who observed or possesses surveillance footage or knowledge of this incident should contact Detective Vincent Cui at 503-823-0449 or Vince.Cui@portlandoregon.gov

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Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail continue to investigate the death of a person that occurred Monday evening on Southwest 2nd Avenue between Southwest Ash Street and Southwest Ankeny Street.

Based on information gathered in the initial investigation, detectives believe there was a disturbance between two people on the east sidewalk of Southwest 2nd Avenue. During the disturbance a gun was fired and the victim was struck by gunfire. As officers arrived at the scene they immediately provided the victim with emergency first aid. When emergency medical responders arrived at the location they determined the victim was deceased.

The suspect remained at the scene and was taken into custody without incident. After being interviewed by Homicide Detail detectives, the suspect was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

The suspect has been identified as 33-year-old Sophia G. Adler. Adler was lodged on a charge of Murder (At the time of this release a booking photograph was not available.).

The victim will be identified after an autopsy is completed by a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office and the victim's next of kin are notified.

The information learned during this investigation will be provided to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review and presentation to a Grand Jury.

Anyone who observed or possesses surveillance footage or knowledge of this incident should contact Detective Vincent Cui at 503-823-0449 or Vince.Cui@portlandoregon.gov

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On Monday, May 21, 2018, at 11:08 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an injured person lying on the sidewalk on Southwest 2nd Avenue between Southwest Ash Street and Southwest Ankeny Street.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene and located an adult female on the east sidewalk of Southwest 2nd Avenue. Responding officers provided the injured person with emergency first aid; however, when emergency medical responders arrived, they determined the woman was deceased.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail will lead this death investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division, members of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office, and a representative from the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office have also responded to assist with this investigation.

The investigation is in its early stages and no additional information will be available until after the start of business on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

Southwest 2nd Avenue is closed to all traffic between Southwest Oak Street and Southwest Burnside Street during this investigation.

Based on the initial investigation there is not believed to be a danger to the community in regards to this death investigation.

Anyone who was information, including possible video surveillance, of this investigation should contact the Detective Division's Homicide Detail at 503-823-0479.

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Phone: 503-823-0830
1111 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204

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