Man dies in Powellhurst-Gilbert shooting

UPDATED > Learn more about this tragic outer East Portland death, that detectives are now calling a murder, along outer Holgate Boulevard …

Police converge on the parking lot of this Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood convenience store, after a man is found suffering from critical gunshot wounds. Courtesy Fox 12 Oregon

By David F. Ashton

Across the street from Lents Village Apartments, a senior care residential facility, shots ran out on May 9, about 10:20 p.m., and an adult male fell to the ground near SE 104th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard.

Portland Police Bureau (PPB) East Precinct officers arrived first, and found where an adult male had been shot.

“Officers located a man who was suffering from at least one gunshot wound; he was transported to a local area hospital in serious condition,” said PPB Public Information Officer Sergeant Brad Yakots.

“The Gun Violence Reduction Team responded to assist precinct officers with their investigation; no one is custody and it is not known what lead to the shooting,” Yakots added.

As hours past, the shooting victim died at the hospital, Yakots revealed, bringing Homicide Division detectives and Forensics Evidence Division crew members to the scene.

Homicide Division detectives begin looking for clues and evidence, after the shooting victim dies, and the case becomes a murder investigation. Courtesy KATU-2 On Your Side

“A suspect is not in custody and we are not sharing suspect information at this time,” Yakots said. “There is not believed to be a threat to the greater public relating to this incident,” he added.


The family of 40-year-old Kegan K. Thompson released this image of t he man who died in the shooting.

On May 13,  officials identified the slain man in the shooting, now called a homicide, as 40-year-old Kegan K. Thompson.

“There is no other information to be released at this time,” Yakots said. “The PPB Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide,” he noted.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call Detectives Broughton or Beniga at 503-823-0400.

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