Reward offered in Northeast Portland homicide; suspects at large

Bureau releases photo of suspects in homicide

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland police are still searching for suspects after a man was shot and killed near a Northeast Portland school last month.

The April 15 shooting was reported in the area of 128th Avenue and East Burnside Street at 12:41 p.m.

The victim, identified as 38-year-old Larry Edwin Van Dolah Jr. of St. Helens, was found near Menlo Park Elementary School. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene. The Oregon State Medical Examiner said he died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Portland police said three suspects were last seen running southbound on 128th Avenue, crossing East Burnside Street. 

A witness worked with a forensic sketch artist to create a sketch of one of the suspects.

They were described as African-American males, ages 16 to 20 years old, wearing hooded sweatshirts and blue jeans.

Police released a surveillance image of the suspects.

It is not known what led up to the shooting or if the victim and suspects knew each other, police said.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest in the homicide case.

To submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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