Eugene man killed in Parkrose shooting

Why the slain man, from the south Willamette Valley, was at this tavern near closing time, is a mystery. How he died is clear, though …

The day after a man was shot and died on the sidewalk outside this outer East Portland pub, in Parkrose, friends create a shrine with luminaria.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

The life of 27-year-old Tajheondre M. Price of Eugene ended about 1:30 a.m. on October 23, on the sidewalk, near Glass House Tavern at 9710 NE Sandy Boulevard.

Portland Police Bureau (PPB) North Precinct officers and emergency medical responders rushed there after a report of gunfire, and one man down, on the sidewalk.

Police cordon off NE Sandy Boulevard, from Interstate 205 to 102nd Avenue, to begin what soon becomes a homicide investigation.

“The man was believed to be suffering from at least one gunshot wound; but, arriving medical personnel confirmed the man was deceased,” said PPB Public Information Officer Sgt. Chris Burley.

While investigators were beginning to gather information, the staff member of a local hospital called the 9-1-1 Center to report another adult male arriving at its emergency department by private vehicle.

An ambulance, standing by, is soon dismissed.

“That man was suffering from what was believed to be a non-life-threatening gun shot injury,” Burley said. “Investigators believe the man suffered the injury at the shooting near the Glass House Tavern,” he added.

Based on information learned during the autopsy, a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office determined Tajheondre Price died from homicidal violence, as a result of multiple gunshot injuries.

If you can help solve the murder of this man – Tajheondre M. Price – contact Crime Stoppers of Oregon: CLICK HERE, or call 503-823-4357; tipsters can remain anonymous. PPB provided DMV photo

Anyone with information about Tajheondre Price, or this murder, is asked to contact the PPB Homicide Detail Detective Darren Posey at 503-823-0403, or Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or

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