Details remain scarce regarding this deadly incident that has gone relatively unreported. Here’s what’s known, so far …
SE Flavel Street is closed at SE 82nd Avenue, as police investigate a homicide said to have occurred at the intersection.
Story and photos by David F. Ashton
District officers and command staff from Portland Police Bureau (PPB) East Precinct converged on the intersection of SE 82nd Avenue and SE Flavel Street at 1:01 a.m. on Saturday morning, October 20, responding to a “shots fired” call.
“Officers arrived, and located a deceased person,” reported PPB Public Information Officer Lt. Robert King.
Police swarm SE 82nd Avenue, as their homicide investigation gets underway.
Police talk with witnesses in front of the Checkered Flag Tavern, near the homicide scene, on SE 82nd Avenue and SE Flavel Street.
Cordoning off the large crime scene, police shut down SE 82nd Avenue and SE Flavel Street for blocks in either direction of the shooting.
Seventeen minutes later, at 1:18 a.m., police arrested 21-year-old JC Jarell Brister.
21-year-old JC Jarell Brister was booked in connection with the homicide investigation on a misdemeanor weapons charge, and bailed out of jail, the same day he was arrested.
“Homicide Detectives interviewed and booked Brister on a charge of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (a Class A Misdemeanor),” King stated. “He was booked in the Multnomah County Jail on $2,500 dollars bail.”
A quick reading of Oregon Revised Statutes indicates that ORS 166.250, Unlawful Possession of Firearms, deals with illegally concealing a firearm on an individual, in a vehicle – or carrying a firearm by an individual younger than 18 years of age.
The Portland Police “Mobile Precinct” serves as the base of operations, as homicide detectives investigate an early morning shooting that left one man dead on SE 82nd Avenue.
After notifying his family, police identified the slain man as 30-year-old Lloyd Raymond Frach III.
According to Multnomah County Detention Center records, Brister has been released from custody; he bailed out of jail on October 20. How, or if, he may be related to this crime has not yet been disclosed.
“This investigation is continuing,” King said. “Anyone with information regarding this homicide is asked to contact Portland Police.”
Throughout the night, and into the morning, police continue to investigate this homicide.
© 2012 David F. Ashton ~ East Portland News