Update #4: Victim from Shooting Identified (Photo)

June 20, 2019 15:43


The deceased victim of the shooting from yesterday has been identified as Justin Stewart, born 07/11/88. The family has provided a photograph and requests privacy while they grieve the loss of their loved one. (PHOTO)

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has determined the cause of death to be homicide and the manner of death as gunshot wound.

There are no other anticipated releases of information due to the pending criminal case.



Homicide Detectives have arrested and booked 30 year-old Tyler Wayne Pierce for Manslaughter 1, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. A photo is not available at this time.

This is the final anticipated update for today. More information will be subject to release once the victim is identified and next of kin are notified.


The victim of today's early morning shooting has died at an area hospital. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause and manner of death. After next of kin are notified, the victim's identity will be released in an updated press release.

The Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Division is investigating the circumstances surrounding this shooting in collaboration with the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office. If anyone has information about this incident, contact Detective Brad Clifton at (503) 823-0696 or brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Billy Winters at (503) 823-0466 or at William.winters@portlandoregon.gov

Investigators are working with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office to determine if criminal charges are appropriate. There is no further information for release at this time.



On Wednesday, June 19 2019, at 2:36 a.m. North Precinct officers were dispatched to the report of a subject shot near Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast Prescott Street. Officers arrived and located an injured adult male. He was transported to an area hospital.

Another male, who was believed to be involved in the shooting, remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. The involved firearm has been recovered. It is believed the two males are known to each other. There is no identified risk to the community related to this incident.

Northeast Sandy Boulevard is closed in both directions from 88 to 91 Avenues and is expected to remain so for 2-3 hours while investigators review and collect necessary evidence.

If anyone has information about this incident or video evidence, contact the non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333. Information will be updated as it becomes available for release.



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