Suspect Indicted for 2019 Parkrose Neighborhood Murder

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March 23, 2023 11:13


A suspect connected by Portland Police Homicide Detectives to a 2019 homicide in the Parkrose Neighborhood has been indicted for Murder.

On October 26, 2019 at approximately 12:24 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to a shooting at Northeast Wygant Street and Northeast 109th Avenue. The male later identified as Jackson Panyanouvong was transported to the hospital where he died from his injuries. Through hard work, dedication, and persistence by Detectives Anthony Merrill and Mark Slater (retired), Abdikadir M. Osman, 24, was identified as the shooter.

On March 8, 2023, Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Todd Jackson presented the case to a Grand Jury and Osman was indicted on charges of Murder in the First Degree, Murder in the Second Degree, Robbery in the First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Osman was already in custody related to a previous murder arrest. See the previous press release here:

Mr. Panyanouvong’s family has been notified of the indictment.


***Original Messages Below***

UPDATE: Victim Identified

October 27, 2019 12:51

The investigation is continuing into yesterday's shooting.

The victim of this incident, 18-year-old Jackson Panyanouvong, died of his injuries. The Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy and determined the cause of death to be from a gunshot wound and the manner of death is homicide.

If anyone has information about this shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

The lead investigator in this case, Detective Anthony Merrill, can be reached at (503) 823-4033 or at

An update will be provided when appropriate for the investigation.



On Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 12:24 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of on reports that shots were fired in the area. When officers arrived they found a male victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a hospital by ambulance. The victim's medical status is unknown at this time.

Officers have secured a crime scene but we are not releasing suspect information.

Given the circumstances of the incident, there is not an ongoing threat to the community.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation. There is not an estimated time on when that update will be provided.



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