UPDATE: Identity of Dawson Park Homicide Victim Released

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March 10, 2021 16:13

  

The victim in Tuesday's homicide in the Eliot Neighborhood has been identified as Titus L. McNack, 42.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy and determined McNack died from a gunshot wound and ruled his death a homicide. Family has been notified.

Detectives are investigating. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Rico Beniga Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0457 or Detective Jennifer Hertzler Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1040.

Additional updates will be made when appropriate to the investigation.

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On March 9, 2021, at about 2:25 p.m., Portland Police responded multiple calls about shots in the Eliot neighborhood, in the 2900 block of North Williams Avenue.

Officers arrived to find a victim down on the sidewalk near Dawson Park. The victim appeared to have been shot, and did not survive.

The cause and manner of death will be officially determined by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's office at a later time. Portland Police Homicide detectives are investigating.

Detectives believe there may have been several people in the park who left prior to police arrival. Detectives hope that if they saw something related to this case they come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Rico Beniga Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0457 or Detective Jennifer Hertzler Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1040.

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