Suspect charged: Murder on a dead-end street
After residents called the 9-1-1 Center to report the sound of gunshots, a little after 11 p.m. on Friday evening, November 10, a little after 11:00 p.m., officers responded to the 8100 block of S.E. Glenwood Street – an unpaved dead-end that runs west off S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses.
"Officers located one person deceased near a residence," reported Portland Police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson.
Officers didn't find a suspect in the vicinity at that time, and soon homicide detectives, criminalists, and the Oregon State Medical Examiner were there, conducting an investigation into the death.
After the autopsy, the Oregon State Medical Examiner reported that the victim, 52-year-old Robert Lee Kaiser, had indeed died of homicidal violence as a result of a gunshot.
"During the investigation, detectives developed probable cause to arrest a suspect in connection this case; and, in the morning hours of November 13, the United States Marshals Service Oregon Fugitive Task Force arrested 54-year-old Shawn Kevin McGinnis at a residence in the North Tabor neighborhood, on SE 45th Avenue," Simpson said.
After his arrest, detectives learned that McGinnis had a pre-existing injury that required medical attention. McGinnis was taken to a hospital and received medical treatment, Simpson said, before being released from medical care and booked into jail on November 17.
McGinnis was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) at 12:57 p.m. that afternoon on three felony charges: Murder, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.
At his arraignment, McGinnis learned that he'd face all three charges, and he remains lodged at MCDC without bail.