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UPDATE: The death of a person found in a vehicle fire has been declared a homicide.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Portland police vehilces.Portland police are investigating three shootings, a stabbing and a car fire that left three people dead and two others wounded since Friday, Oct. 23.

In the most recent announcement, police said homicide was the cause of death of a person found in a car fire late Friday in the Wilkes Neighborhood.

According to police, at about 10:48 p.m. on Oct. 23, officers responded with Portland Fire & Rescue to a vehicle fire in the area of Northeast 148th Avenue and Northeast San Rafael Street. Responders determined there was a person, deceased, inside the vehicle.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy and determined the death was a homicide.

The name of the victim was not immediately released. No suspect information was immediately available, either.

Police homicide detectives are investigating and ask that anyone with information about this incident contact Detective William Winters at 503-823-0466 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Previously, police announced that at about 1:56 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, officers responded to the 300 block of Southeast 12th Avenue regarding a stabbing. They were followed by medical personnel who tended to the victim, who later died.

The name of the victim was not immediately released. No suspect information was immediately released, either.

The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Oregon State Medical Examiner at a later time and date. Anyone with information about this incident may contact Detective Ryan Foote at 503-823-0781 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Detective Travis Law at 503-823-0395 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Before that, at about 9:34 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, officers responded to a report of shots in the area of Southeast 48th Avenue and Southeast Division Street. Later, a person who appeared to have been sho arrived by private vehicle at a local hospital, but did not survive.

The name of the victim was not immediately released. No suspect information was immediately released, either.

The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Oregon State Medical Examiner. Anyone with information about this incident may contact Detective Michael Greenlee at 503-823-0871 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Earlier that evening, at about 7:09 p.m., officers responded to the report of a person shot in the 3300 block of Northeast 82nd Avenue. Officers arrived and made sure the scene was safe so the person could receive medical attention and be transported to the hospital by ambulance.

The name of the victim and condition of the victim was not immediately released. No suspect information was immediately released, either.

And even earlier Saturday, at approximately 1:03 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 600 block of Southeast 162nd Avenue on reports of shooting. Officers arrived on scene and found evidence of gunfire, including a person who had been shot inside a crashed motor vehicle.

Officers learned that an altercation between two subjects occurred, leading them to shoot at each other. After the shooting, the subjects went to their separate vehicles in an attempt to leave the scene. One of the subjects crashed their car near the location, striking other parked vehicles. This crash was most likely due to the subject's injuries, sustained during the shooting. The other subject left the scene prior to police arrival.

The subject who remained on scene in the crashed vehicle was transported to an area hospital by ambulance.

The name and condition of the victim was not immediately released. No suspect information was immediately released, either.


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