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Walter Mulberry
Walter Mulberry
UPDATE: Victim Killed in Buckman Neighborhood Shooting Identified (Photo) - 07/11/24

The victim of the July 7 homicide in the Buckman Neighborhood is identified as Walter E. Mulberry, 49, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death. They are requesting privacy, but provided the attached photo of him.

The medical examiner determined he died of homicide by gunshot. The preliminary investigation revealed that Mulberry was serving as a security guard at the time of the shooting.

This remains an open and active homicide investigation, and detectives want to speak to anyone who has information but has not been interviewed by police. The lead detectives are Detective Jeff Pontius (Jeffery.Pontius@police.portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-0433) and Detective Steve Gandy (Stephen.Gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-0449). Please reference case number 24-168326.

Photo description: Walter Mulberry photo

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***Original Message Below***

One man is dead, and a teenager is injured after dozens of shots were fired in the Buckman Neighborhood.

On Sunday, July 7, 2024 at 1:11a.m., Central Precinct, Entertainment Detail, and Central Bike Squad officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting in the 100 block of Southeast 9th Avenue. When they arrived, they found two people injured. Both were transported to the hospital by ambulance. Despite lifesaving efforts by hospital staff, one of the patients, an adult male, died. The second victim, a 17-year-old male, is expected to survive his injuries.

Officers also found evidence that dozens of rounds were fired, and numerous parked cars and other objects struck by bullets. Preliminary investigation suggests the suspect or suspects fired from a moving vehicle towards a group on the sidewalk. The suspect or suspects left the scene before police were called and no immediate arrests were made.

Officers have closed several blocks around Southeast 9th Avenue and Southeast Ankeny Street during the investigation.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit is responding to investigate the shooting. Detectives believe that numerous people left the scene before police arrived and set up the crime scene. If anyone was there or has information, and has not been interviewed by police, please contact Detective Jeff Pontius at Jeffery.Pontius@police.portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-0433, or Detective Steve Gandy at Stephen.Gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-0449 and reference case number 24-168326.

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