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A suspect has been arrested and charged in the early Friday shooting in Southeast Portland.

COURTESY PHOTO: KOIN 6 NEWS - A Portland police vehicle.Police are investigating two early Friday and Saturday morning fatal shootings.

The names of the victims were not immediately released. One suspect has been arrested.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, in the most recent shooting, at 1: 22 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired in the area of Northeast Sandy Boulevard and 162nd Avenue. Officers located a shooting victim in that area. Paramedics arrived and determined that the victim was dead at the scene.

The suspect or suspects left the scene and no immediate arrests were made.

The Portland Police Bureau Homicide Unit responded to the scene to investigate. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Brad Clifton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-823-0696, or Detective Steve Gandy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The case number is 22-263796.

The victim will be identified after the medical examiner verifies his identity and the family has been notified of his death.

Almost 24 hours before that, at 2:14 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, East Precinct officers were notified of shots heard in the 200 block of Southeast 148th Avenue. A short time later, they were notified that a shooting victim had been taken to a hospital by private vehicle.

East officers responded with help from Central Precinct officers and began an investigation. They determined that the incident was related to the shots call and they located a crime scene at the original call location.

The victim died at the hospital. Homicide unit detectives pursued leads throughout the day. Due to the complexity of the case, additional detectives from multiple Portland police investigative units, including Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT); Crisis Negotiation Team; Narcotics and Organized Crime; Focused Intervention Team; Air Support Unit; Forensic Evidence Division; Multnomah County District Attorney's Office; and the Clackamas County Sheriff's office patrol division, assisted on the case.

Friday evening, detectives and SERT arrested Portland resident Stephen Matthew Toelle, 31, in Happy Valley. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on an arrest warrant for murder in the second degree, attempted murder in the second degree, unlawful use of a weapon, and felon in possession of a firearm.

The victim will be identified after the medical examiner verifies his identity and the family has been notified of his death.

KOIN 6 News is a news partner of the Portland Tribune and contributed to this story.


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