Man Facing Manslaughter Charge After Assault Victim Dies

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March 30, 2023 14:47


A suspect is in custody facing a manslaughter charge after the victim of an assault died in the hospital.

On Friday, March 17, 2023 at 7:55p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of an assault at a convenience store in the 12100 block of East Burnside Street in the Hazelwood Neighborhood. When they arrived they determined that the victim had been assaulted and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The suspect left before police arrived and was not immediately located.

On March 22, 2023 at 11:21p.m., the victim died at the hospital as a result of his injuries. He is identified as Curtis E. Davies, 62. The medical examiner determined that Davies died of homicide by blunt force trauma. His family has been notified of his death. They are requesting privacy at this time.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit assumed the investigation and determined that the suspect was Aaron Reed-Jones, 35. On March 29, 2023, Jones was arrested by Homicide Unit detectives assisted by the United States Marshals Service. He was interviewed by detectives and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Manslaughter in the First Degree, Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, Criminally Negligent Homicide, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Mike Jones at 503-823-0405 or Detective Jeff Sharp 503-823-9773. Please reference case number 23-70095.

There have been 18 homicides year-to-date in Portland.



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