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News Release
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UPDATE: Victim in Wilkes Neighborhood Shooting Identified (Photo) - 05/13/24

The man shot and killed on May 4 in the Wilkes Neighborhood has been identified as Ozell Shepherd, 34, of Gresham. His family has been notified of his death. They are requesting privacy at this time, but they did provide the attached photo for public release.

The Medical Examiner determined Shepherd died of homicide by gunshot wound.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information, who has not yet spoken with investigators, is asked to contact Detective Ryan Foote at ryan.foote@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0781 or Detective Travis Law at travis.law@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0395 and please reference case number 24-109829.

Photo description: Portrait of Ozell Shepherd
Photo description: Portrait of Ozell Shepherd

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***Original Message Below***

A man has died in the Wilkes Neighborhood after a shooting.

On Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 5:00a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 15700 block of Northeast Beech Street. When they arrived they found a victim in the street. Paramedics responded and determined the man died at the scene.

The suspect or suspects left the scene before police were called. Officers searched the area, but no immediate arrests were made.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit is responding to the scene to investigate. During the investigation, Northeast Beech Street is closed between Northeast 156th Avenue and Northeast 158th Avenue.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Ryan Foote at ryan.foote@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0781 or Detective Travis Law at travis.law@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0395 and please reference case number 24-109829.

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

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