Hazelwood Neighborhood Death Investigation Now Homicide Investigation; Victim Identified (Photo)

March 17, 2023 10:32


The victim in this homicide is identified as 38-year-old Brian Vinge. The Medical Examiner confirmed the manner and cause of death to be homicide by gunshot wound. Mr. Vinge’s family has been notified of his death, and they have provided the attached photograph for public release. The family is requesting privacy at this time.

Photograph: Brian Vinge


***Original Message Below***

On Monday, March 13, 2023 at 3:33 a.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a call for welfare check for a person lying in the street near the intersection of Southeast 141st Avenue and Southeast Harrison Street. Officers arrived to find an adult male who was deceased.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit has responded to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, they are asked to please contact Detective Calvin Goldring at Calvin.Goldring@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0256 or Detective Travis Law at Travis.Law@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395 and reference case number 23-65602.

During the investigation, Southeast 141st Avenue will be closed between Southeast Harrison Street and Southeast Division Street. Additionally, Southeast Harrison Street will be closed between Southeast 140th Avenue to Southeast 143rd Avenue. The identity of the victim will be released after they are positively identified, the Medical Examiner has confirmed cause of death, and after family members have been notified.

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



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