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Man held in Holgate station shooting

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Portland homicide detectives on Thursday arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with the Oct. 11 Holgate Max station shooting that killed a 15-year-old boy.

Detectives said Silvano Velasquez was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of murder, attempted murder, unlawful use of a weapon and first-degree assault.

Velasquez is the suspect in the shooting that killed Abukar Madey and wounded 22-year-old Lucio Alejandro Ramirez-Navarro, who is expected to recover from his injuries after being shot several times.

Madey died from a gunshot to the head.

The shooting happened at about 11:56 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the Holgate Transit Station in the 9300 block of Southeast Holgate Boulevard.

The station and Holgate Boulevard were closed for several hours from 92nd to 96th avenues as detectives and criminalists began processing the scene for evidence.