UPDATE: Victim in Hazelwood Neighborhood Shooting Identified (Photo)

October 18, 2022 13:57


The victim in this Hazelwood Neighborhood homicide is identified as 35-year-old Dusty Baker, of Vancouver, Washington. The Medical Examiner's Office confirmed the manner and cause of death to be homicide by gunshot wound. Baker's family has been notified of his death, and they provided the attached picture for public release. Baker's family is asking for privacy at this time.

Photograph: Dusty Baker


***Original Message Below***

The victim of the Hazelwood Neighborhood shooting died at the hospital. Homicide Unit detectives pursued leads throughout the day. Due to the complexity of the case, additional detectives from multiple Portland Police investigative units, Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), Crisis Negotiation Team, Narcotics and Organized Crime, Focused Intervention Team, Air Support Unit, Forensic Evidence Division, Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, and Clackamas County Sheriff's office patrol division assisted on the case.

Friday evening, detectives and SERT arrested Stephen Matthew Toelle in Happy Valley. Toelle, 31, of Portland, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on an arrest warrant for Murder in the Second Degree, Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

The victim will be identified after the medical examiner verifies his identity and family has been notified of his death.



A man was critically injured in a shooting in the Hazelwood Neighborhood.

On Friday, September 30, 2022 at 2:14a.m., East Precinct officers were notified of shots heard in the 200 block of Southeast 148th Avenue. A short time later, they were notified that a shooting victim had been taken to a hospital by private vehicle. East Officers responded with the help from Central Precinct Officers and began an investigation. They determined that the incident was related to the shots call and they located a crime scene at the original call location. The victim, an adult male, was critically injured.

Portland Police Detectives are responding to the scene to investigate. During the investigation, Southeast 148th Avenue is closed between East Burnside Street and Southeast Stark Street.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Mike Jones at Michael.Jones@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1063 or Detective Jeff Sharp at Jeff.Sharp@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-9773.

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



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