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Police identify the victim of a Jan. 17 shooting but do not release any suspect information.

COURTESY PHOTO - Samuel FeltisPortland police are now investigating a Jan. 17 suspicious death as a homicide.

The victim has been identified as Samuel Feltis, 31. No suspect information was available.

According to police, at approximately 7:41 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, officers responded to a suspicious death call at the 3200 block of Southeast 90th Place. When officers arrived, they located the deceased victim suffering from traumatic injuries.

Detectives responded to the scene to begin a death investigation. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office conducted a post mortem exam on the victim and determined the cause of death was from gunshot wounds, and the manner of death homicide.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Scott Broughton at (503) 823-3774 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Det. William Winters at (503) 823-0466 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The shooting and death continues a surge of gun violence that began in the middle of last year. Police investigated 890 shootings in 2020 compared to 393 the year before. More than 50 people were killed last year, the most since the 1990s.

More information can be found at the Portland Police Bureau's online interactive dashboard here.


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