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News Release
Willie Mitchell indicted on murder charge, accused of intentionally killing Trayontay Jones - 08/09/19

August 9, 2019

Willie Mitchell indicted on murder charge, accused of intentionally killing Trayontay Jones

Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced the indictment of Willie Mitchell, 23, for unlawfully and intentionally causing the death of 29-year-old Trayontay Jones.

Mitchell is charged with one count of murder for the April 19, 2019 shooting that occurred in Old Town Chinatown. 

This investigation started when Portland Police responded to a disturbance near the intersection of Northwest 4th Avenue and Northwest Couch Street in Portland, Oregon. As officers responded, they learned someone at the location had been shot. According to information previously released by the Portland Police Bureau, officers located an adult male, later identified as Mr. Jones, injured by a gunshot wound.

Mr. Jones died on scene.

The U.S. Marshals Service Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force located Mitchell on April 24, 2019 in Lane County, Oregon and took him into custody.

Following his arrest, law enforcement, while working with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, continued to investigate this matter, including presenting evidence before a grand jury.

The indictment was filed August 8, 2019.

Due to the ongoing nature of this investigation, no additional information about this case can be released.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 503.823.HELP (4357)

An indictment is only an accusation of a crime. Mitchell is innocent unless and until proven guilty.



Contact: Brent Weisberg, Communications Director

Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office

Phone: 503.988.6567 | Email:">

Attached Media Files: PR-19-181-Willie_Mitchell.pdf
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