UPDATE #2 - Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland - One Person Deceased

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January 18, 2019 20:20


The person killed on Thursday evening has been identified as 62-year-old George Michael Atkeson. The person injured in the shooting has been identified as 63-year-old Darlene Marie Kelley. She is continuing to receive treatment at a Portland hospital for traumatic injuries.



Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of a Thursday night shooting that left one person dead and one person injured in Northeast Portland.

The person detained by police at the scene, 64-year-old Reza Chehrazi Mardani, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail early this morning on charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder, Murder, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He will be arraigned next week in Multnomah County Court.

The deceased has tentatively been identified as a 62-year-old male. The person injured has been identified as a 63-year-old female. She remains in serious condition at a Portland hospital. The female victim's dog was also shot and killed during this incident.

Investigators believe that all parties were associated to the residence and property where the shooting occurred on Thursday afternoon.

The names of the victims will be released later today.



On Thursday January 17, 2019, at 4:34 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire at a residence in the 5300 block of Northeast 74th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located one person deceased and one person injured. The injured person was transported by medical personnel to a Portland hospital for treatment to traumatic injuries.

One person has been detained as a part of this investigation.

Based on preliminary information, it does not appear that there is any ongoing risk to the public.

Homicide detectives are responding to the scene to begin a death investigation. Neighborhood traffic may be affected due to this active crime scene and investigation.

Interested media should stage at Northeast 72nd Avenue and Alberta Street. The Homicide Detail Lieutenant will be at the scene to brief media, when available.

No additional information is available at this time.



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