Update: Man Arrested For July Homicide (Photo)

September 17, 2021 08:37

  

A suspect is under arrest related to a murder case stemming from a July 15th, 2021 incident.

On that day, 50 year-old Patrick Pruitt was assaulted near Southwest Broadway and Southwest Ankeny Street and died 11 days later from his injuries. Since the assault, Portland Police Homicide Detectives have been pursuing the case. During their investigation, they were able to identify the suspect, 31 year-old Antonio L. Howard.

PPB Homicide Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Howard. Yesterday, September 16th, 2021, at 2:15 p.m., the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Howard in Northeast Portland. Howard was booked into the Multnomah County jail on charges of Murder in the First Degree, two counts of Murder in the Second Degree, and Robbery in the First Degree.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective William Winters at William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov ; 503-823-0466 or Detective Jason Koenig Jason.Koenig@portlandoregon.gov ; 503-823-0889.

Photo description: Family photo of Patrick Pruitt smiling

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###Original Message Below###

A victim who was in the hospital after an assault in downtown Portland nearly two weeks ago has died, and the case is now being investigated as a homicide.

On Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 8:11p.m., Central Precinct Officers responded to a disturbance near Southwest Broadway and Southwest Ankeny Street. When they arrived they located an adult male unconscious with serious injuries. Paramedics responded and transported him to the hospital, where his injuries were determined to be life threatening. Investigating officers learned that there had been a fight between the injured man and another man. The other man involved left the scene before officers arrived.

Due to the life-threatening severity of the injuries, Homicide Unit detectives responded to investigate. On Monday evening, July 26, the victim died at the hospital.

The victim is identified as Patrick Pruitt, 50. His family has been notified of his death. The family provided the attached photograph of Patrick for public release, but they request privacy from the media.

The investigation is continuing. No suspect description is being released and no arrests have been made. If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective William Winters at William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov ; 503-823-0466 or Detective Jason Koenig Jason.Koenig@portlandoregon.gov ; 503-823-0889.

Additional information will be released as appropriate.

Photo description: Family photo of Patrick Pruitt smiling

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