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Three Suspects Charged in Homicide Investigation

July 17, 2006 00:00



On Monday, July 17, 2006, Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives charged 29-year-old Joel Sanchez-Jacobo, 24-year-old Gerardo Vasquez Villa-Gomez, and 20-year-old Jose Zamora-Camacho with one count of Aggravated Murder in connection with the shooting death of 24-year-old Rodolfo Romero-Lopez. The investigation began on May 31, 2006, at 11:10 p.m., when Portland Officers responded to a "shots fired" call in an apartment complex located in the area of Southeast 156th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street. Responding officers discovered the body of the victim in an apartment complex.

Subsequent investigation revealed that the homicide was possibly related to drug activity. All three suspects were arrested by the Greshan Police Department on July 14, 2006, in connection with a homicide investigation in Gresham, Oregon and are currently in the Justice Center Jail. Detectives from the Portland Police Bureau and Gresham Police Department are currently exploring a possible connection between both homicides. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Rich Austria at (503) 823-0449 or Detective Steve Ober at (503) 823-4033. This investigation is continuing.



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