UPDATE: Identity of Old Town Homicide Victim Released, Detectives Request Assistance (Photo)

January 29, 2022 16:07

  

The victim from the Friday homicide has been identified as Jaquan Jamaul Jenkins, 26. His family has been notified of his death and provided the attached photograph for public release. The family does not wish to speak to media.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy and determined Jenkins died from a gunshot wound and ruled his death a homicide.

Homicide detectives believe there were a number of people who witnessed the incident who did not remain on scene to speak with police. Anyone who is a witness or has information is encouraged to contact Detective Scott Broughton at Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-3774 or Detective Rico Beniga at Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0457.

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A man is deceased after a shooting in Old Town.

On Friday, January 28, 2022 at 2:16a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of someone shot at Northwest 2nd Avenue and Northwest Couch Street. When they arrived they located an adult male with a gunshot wound. The officers employed trauma first aid measures on the victim until paramedics arrived to take over medical care. The victim was transported to a hospital. Despite lifesaving efforts, the victim died.

The suspect left the scene before officers arrived and has not been located. No suspect information is being released at this time.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit detectives are responding to investigate. During the investigation, Northwest 2nd Avenue is closed between West Burnside Street and Northwest Davis Street. Northwest Couch Street is closed between Northwest 1st Avenue and Northwest 3rd Avenue.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Scott Broughton at Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-3774 or Detective Rico Beniga at Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0457.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Additional information will be released when appropriate.

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