Six years later: The unsolved slaying of Robert Greene
The murder of Robert Greene remains unsolved, six years after his body was found in the Buckman neighborhood.
Around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2012, police were called to a shooting at the Grand Central Restaurant and Bowling Lounge. Officers found Green down on the ground suffering from a single gunshot wound. The 30-year-old man who had been working security at the restaurant died at the scene.
Days after the shooting, witnesses told KOIN 6 News that Greene was attempting to break up a fight.
Police have not said if they know what they argument was about. At the time, witnesses said the shooter wasn't even involved in the initial argument.
Investigators know there were several witnesses outside at the time of the shooting. Those witnesses — even 6 years later — have not come forward or been truthful with police.
Greene had moved to Portland from Colorado shortly before he was killed.
At a press conference in March 2012, his brother Ken Greene told reporters Robert was a fun-loving man who had no enemies, according to the Portland Tribune.
"Everyone who knew Robert liked him," Ken Greene said. "This has been very hard on the family. We need to resolve it to move forward."
At the time, Portland Police spokesperson Sgt. Pete Simpson announced that police believe the suspect, a black man, left the scene with a group of other people in a dark SUV. No additional information has been released.
Simpson was quoted by the Tribune as saying Greene "was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The family of Greene, in 2012, issued a $2,100 reward for information leading to the arrest of Greene's killer. In addition, Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous.
KOIN 6 News is a news partner of the Portland Tribune. You can read their story at www.koin.com/news/crime/6-years-later-the-unsolved-slaying-of-robert-greene/981760947.