Downtown murder suspect found and arrested in Creston-Kenilworth
A homicide that took place in the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel, at about 1 a.m. on Tuesday, October 6, led the police to a suspect who was later arrested in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood in the early morning hours of October 15.
Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Homicide Division detectives identified the victim in the slaying as 23-year-old Shawn Fujioka from southwest Washington State; the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined the cause of death was a gunshot wound, and ruled it a homicide.
"On October 8, PPB Homicide Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for 22 year-old Abdikadir Mohamed Osman, in connection with this case," Portland Police spokesperson Officer Derek Carmon told THE BEE. The arrest was not immediate, because officers still had to find him and serve the warrant.
In the early morning hours of October 15, members of the PPB's Detective Division, Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), and U.S. Marshals Fugitive Taskforce tracked the wanted man down to the Kateri Park Apartments on S.E. 28th Avenue, south of Powell Boulevard in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood, and took him into custody.
"A short time later, detectives, with the assistance of SERT officers and the Bureau's Crisis Negotiation Team, served a search warrant at a Brentwood-Darlington home on S.E. 77th Avenue near Harney Street, in connection with this case," Carmon reported.
Osman was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) at on October 15 at 5:43 a.m. on charges of Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. At last report, he was being held in jail without bail.
According to police records, this was the 40th homicide in Portland this year, and the 37th since June 11.
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