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Matthew Clement is charged with killing Joshua Newell in Southeast Portland's Mill Park neighborhood on Oct. 1.

COURTESY PHOTO: PPB - Matthew Clement was identified as a suspect in the deadly shooting of Joshua Newell, which occurred in Southeast Portland's Mill Park neighborhood on October 1, 2021. He was arrested after leading authorities on a car chase down I-205 a week later.A Portland murder suspect was arrested after leading police on a car pursuit down Interstate 205 early Thursday.

COURTESY PHOTO: PPB - Joshua Newell was shot and killed in Southeast Portland on Friday, Oct. 1Matthew Clement is charged in the deadly shooting of Joshua Newell, which occurred in Southeast Portland's Mill Park neighborhood on Oct. 1.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, shortly after 11 a.m. on Oct. 7, officers spotted Clement driving a black BMW near Southeast Woodstock Boulevard and Southeast 84th Avenue.

When police tried initiating a traffic stop, Clement sped off. The officers then pursued him as he drove south on I-205.

As the 42-year-old suspect fled down the highway, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office picked up the chase and ultimately stopped the car near Southeast Clackamas Road and Bevington Avenue, just across the street from Bilquist Elementary School.

Deputies arrested Clement and handed him off to Portland homicide detectives. He was then booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, unlawful use of a weapon, felon possession of a firearm, attempt to elude, reckless driving and a parole violation.

Detectives are still searching for additional information regarding the homicide case. Anyone with information is urged to contact Det. Travis Law at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503.823.0395, or Det. Ryan Foote at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503.823.0781.

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