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News Release
Victim Identified in Old Town Homicide (Photo) - 10/07/22

The victim in this homicide has been identified as 53-year-old Mark Anthony Davis. The Medical Examiner determined the cause of Mr. Davis' death was from a stab wound and ruled his death a homicide.

Mr. Davis' family shared a photo of him and has appointed a representative/family member to speak with media. Media should contact the Portland Police Public Information Officer for more information.

Photo description: Portrait of Mark Anthony Davis


***Original and Updated Messages Below****

The suspect in the Old Town stabbing homicide case Friday evening has been lodged at jail. Kalil C. Ford, 20, of Portland, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The victim will be identified after the medical examiner verifies his identity and family has been notified of his death.



A suspect has been detained for an investigation after a stabbing in Old Town Neighborhood that left one victim deceased. This is the second homicide investigation in Old Town in 9 hours.

On Friday, September 30, 2022 at 8:34p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a stabbing at Northwest Broadway and Northwest Couch Street. When officers arrived, they located an injured victim. Paramedics determined the victim was deceased.

Officers began an investigation and detained a suspect at the scene. 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 Shaye Samora by e-mail at Shaye.Samora@police.portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-0768, or Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0762 and reference case number 22-263571.

During the investigation, Northwest Broadway is closed between West Burnside Street and Northwest Davis Street. Northwest Couch Street is closed between Northwest 6th Avenue and Northwest Park Avenue.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Further information will be released as appropriate.

This is the 71st homicide case for Portland in 2022.


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