UPDATE: Victim identified - Homicide Investigation Continues, Public Help Sought - photo (Photo)

August 31, 2020 15:05

  

Aaron J. Danielson's family has shared the attached photo.

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On August 29, 2020 at about 8:46 p.m. Portland Police responded to shots in the area of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Alder Street where they located a man who had been shot.

The Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office is conducting an investigation into this death and the decedent has been positively identified as 39 year old Aaron J. Danielson, of Portland.

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

Portland Police detectives continue to investigate this homicide and ask anyone with information to contact Detective Rico Beniga 503-823-0457 Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov or Sergeant Joe Santos 503-823-0406 Joseph.Santos@portlandoregon.gov .

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The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Homicide Unit has concluded its on scene investigation at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Alder Street and the street is reopened. However, a great deal of work remains to be done.

Homicide detectives are aware of videos circulating on social media that show the shooting. It is important for detectives get a full and accurate picture of what happened before, during, and after the shooting. If anyone was a witness, has video, or has information about the homicide, they're asked to contact the primary detectives.

"It is still early in this investigation, and I ask everyone to give the detectives time to do their important work before drawing conclusions about what took place," said Police Chief Chuck Lovell. "If anyone can provide information about this case, I ask them to please reach out to our detectives. This violence is completely unacceptable and we are working diligently to find and apprehend the individual or individuals responsible."

Contact Detective Rico Beniga 503-823-0457 Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov or Sergeant Joe Santos 503-823-0406 Joseph.Santos@portlandoregon.gov .

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A Homicide Investigation is underway in downtown Portland after a shooting Saturday evening.

On Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 8:46p.m., Portland Police officers heard sounds of gunfire from the area of Southeast 3rd Avenue and Southwest Alder Street. They responded and located a victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. Medical responded and determined that the victim was deceased.

No suspect information is being released at his time.

Officers have secured the entire block as the crime scene. Community members are asked to avoid the area to allow the investigators the time and space to do their work. If anyone was a witness or has first-hand video of the shooting or what led up to it, please notify an officer or contact homicide detective Rico Beniga, 503-823-0457 Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov or Sergeant Joe Santos 503-823-0406 Joseph.Santos@portlandoregon.gov .

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