Yet another shooting death in Centennial

Week #183 Shooting Report | UPDATED | Here’s the latest death by gunfire, once again in our Centennial neighborhood …

An ambulance is called to a Centennial apartment in the 16500 block of SE Bush Street, to rush a gunshot-wounded man to the hospital – but he later died.

By David F. Ashton

After shots were heard out in one of the single-story apartment units along SE Bush Street near 165th Avenue, early on Thursday, December 14th, Portland Police Bureau (PPB) East Precinct officers responded at 1:24 a.m. When they arrived, officers found at he crime scene an adult male victim.

“The man was taken to a local hospital by ambulance. However, despite lifesaving measures, the shooting victim died,” a PPB spokesperson conceded.

Officers were first on-scene, before the Homicide Unit detectives were called in. Courtesy of KPTV Fox 12 Oregon News

It wasn’t long until SE Bush Street was filled with police vehicles between 165th and 166th Avenues, as detectives from the PPB’s Homicide Unit arrived to investigate the deadly shooting incident.

Detectives and officers remained busy at the scene until about 11 a.m. that morning.

Into the night, this shooting homicide investigation continues. Courtesy KATU ABC 2 News

The suspect or suspects left the location before police arrived, and no arrests were mad at the time, the PPB official said.


On December 20, the PPB identified the shooting victim as this man, 58-year-old Richard Newman, of Portland. The Medical Examiner determined Newman died of homicide by gunshot wound. Family provided image

If you have information about this incident, contact Detective Steve Gandy at or call (503) 823-0449 or Detective Jeff Pontius at or 503-823-0433. Please reference Case No. 23-321878.

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