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UPDATE #2: Portland Homicide Suspect Arrested in Eugene (Photo) - 04/24/19

This afternoon, Wednesday, April 24th, 2019, the U.S. Marshalls Office assisted the Portland Police Bureau in locating and arresting the homicide suspect from the incident on Friday, April 19th. 23 year-old Willie Mitchell was arrested in Eugene, Oregon, on an outstanding warrant related to the murder of 29 year-old Trayontay Jones. (PHOTO)

Mitchell will be booked in Lane County and transported to Multnomah County. Trayontay's family has been notified of this development.

Detective Billy Winters is still interested in any information about those involved in the case or the incident. He can be contacted at (503) 793-0466 or at William.winters@portlandoregon.gov



The investigation is still continuing into this morning's homicide. The victim is 29-year-old Trayontay D Jones. The autopsy is completed and concluded that he died from a gun shot wound. His family wanted his attached picture released with this update.

We are still not releasing any suspect information for now.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Detective W. Winters at 503-823-0466.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)


This morning, around 1:20 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a disturbance outside Shake Bar located at 28 NW 4 Avenue. While en route, officers learned someone had been shot. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Officers called for medical aid and started performing life saving measures. The victim died before before medical arrived.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team, Homicide Detectives and the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to start an investigation. There is no suspect information at this time. There is not believed to be a danger to the public.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. There are not expected to be any updates until at least this afternoon.

Anyone with information or who witnessed this crime is asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.


Attached Media Files: Jones.jpg , Mitchell Photo
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