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News Release
Chrisopher Klein
Chrisopher Klein
UPDATE: Shooting Resulted in Fatality, Homicide Detectives Investigating (Photo) - 09/12/20

The shooting reported Friday night in the Hazelwood neighborhood is being investigated as a homicide.

East Precinct officers responding to a report of a person shot located an adult male victim. Lifesaving measures were attempted but he was determined to be deceased on the scene. Homicide Detectives responded to assume the investigation.

On Saturday, September 12, 2020, an autopsy was performed by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's office. The deceased was identified as Christopher M. Klein, 30, of Portland. The cause and manner of death was determined to be homicide by gunshot wounds.

Mr. Klein's family has been notified of his death and provided the attached photograph for public distribution. The family is not interested in media interviews at this time.

No suspect information is being released. If anyone has information about the shooting, please contact Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696 Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Jennifer Hertzler at 503-823-1040 Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov .



A major intersection is closed for a shooting investigation in the Hazelwood neighborhood.

On Friday, September 11, 2020 at 9:32p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting in the area of East Burnside Street and 122nd Avenue. When officers arrived they discovered evidence of gunfire. No victim or suspect information is available.

East Burnside Street is closed both directions between Southeast 119th Avenue and Southeast 124th Avenue, while 122nd Avenue is closed both directions between Northeast Davis Street and Southeast Ash Street.


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