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Homicide Investigation
Homicide Investigation
UPDATE: Victim in Old Town Stabbing Homicide Identified (Photo) - 10/18/22

The victim in this homicide is identified as 40-year-old Anthony Matthew Hartley. Hartley's family has been notified of his death.



The suspect who was detained has been interviewed by detectives. Dorian A. Cannon, 50, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The victim’s name will be released after the medical examiner confirms his identity and family is notified.



A stabbing in Old Town Neighborhood has left one victim deceased, and a suspect has been detained.

On Friday, September 30, 2022 at 11:28a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a stabbing at West Burnside Street and Northwest 3rd Avenue. When officers arrived, they located an injured victim. Paramedics determined the victim was deceased.

Officers developed information about a suspect and located him nearby. He was detained pending further investigation. As of now, there are no other suspects being sought related to this case.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene to investigate. If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@police.portlandoregon.gov or by phone at 503-823-0762, or Detective Michael Schmerber at Michael.Schmerber@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0991.

During the investigation, Northwest 3rd Avenue is closed between West Burnside Street and Northwest Couch Street. The right lane of westbound Burnside Street is also closed at Northwest 3rd Avenue, but traffic is open in the left westbound lane.

The PIO is at the scene. Further information will be released as appropriate.


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