Bystander slain during Silver Dollar shooting in NW Portland
Police have identified the victim in the fatal early Friday shooting at a Northwest Portland pizza restaurant that also left two people wounded.
The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined Jaco Knight-Vasquez, 34, died from a gunshot wound and ruled his death a homicide.
Homicide detectives do not believe Knight-Vasquez was the intended target of the shooting. Preliminary investigation indicates the suspect fired a gun into the restaurant from the outside, where the victims were struck, then left to the west on Northwest Glisan Street.
No suspect information is available. The names of the other two victims have not been released.
According to the Portland Police Bureau, at 1:56 a.m. on Sept. 24, Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting in the 500 block of Northwest 21st Avenue. When they arrived, the officers learned three adult males had been shot inside the Silver Dollar Pizza sports bar. One died at the scene, one was transported by ambulance, and the other drove in a private vehicle to a hospital.
The suspect or suspects left before police arrived. Preliminary investigation indicates the they left the area westbound. Detectives are asking that if any residents or businesses have video surveillance in the area of Northwest Glisan Street between Northwest 21st and 23rd avenues to check their recordings to see if they captured any people walking or driving away from the scene at around that time.
The intersection of Northwest Glisan and 21st is expected to be close through the morning.
KOIN 6 News is a news partner of the Portland Tribune and contributed to this story.
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