UPDATE: Montavilla Neighborhood Homicide Victim Identified (Photo)

January 25, 2023 13:28


The victim in this case has been identified as 45-year-old Gregory W. Newman of Portland. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined the cause of his death was a gunshot wound to the chest and the manner of death was homicide. Newman’s family has provided the attached photo for public release but is requesting privacy and is declining media interviews.


***Original Messages Below***

The man detained by investigators has been arrested. This afternoon, PPB Homicide Detectives booked Christopher A. Grohs, 38, into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The victim's name will be released after his identity is confirmed by the medical examiner's office and family has been notified.


***Original Message Below***

A shooting in the Montavilla Neighborhood has left a man dead and one man detained by police.

On Friday, January 20, 2023 at 2:03a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a shooting call in the 8500 block of Southeast Taylor Street. When they arrived they located a deceased male. A man who was believed to be involved remained on scene and no suspects are currently being sought.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit is responding to the scene to investigate. During the investigation, Southeast Taylor Street is closed between Southeast 84th Avenue and Southeast 86th Avenue.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Scott Broughton Scott.Broughton@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-3774 or Detective Eric McDaniel Eric.McDaniel@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0833 and reference case number PP23-18085.

More information will be released when appropriate.



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