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Victim identified in Aug. 6 fatal shooting in North Portland

The victim's name is Otis Abner. He was 53 years old.
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PORTLAND, Ore. — On Thursday, Portland police identified the victim in a fatal shooting Aug. 6 in North Portland's East Columbia Neighborhood. The victim's name is Otis Abner. He was 53 years old.

The medical examiner's office said the manner and cause of death was homicide by gunshot wound.

Shortly after 2 a.m. on Aug. 6, officers from the Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct responded to a report that someone had been shot in the 1100 block of North Schmeer Road, just south of an Amazon warehouse and near the old Portland Meadows site.

Officers arrived on scene to find one person dead, Portland police said. There were no suspects at the scene when police arrived, and no arrests have been made. Police likewise did not release any information about potential suspects.

PPB's homicide unit responded to the scene. North Schmeer Road was closed between North Horseshoe Avenue and North Whitaker Road for the investigation.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective William Winters at William.Winters@police.portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-0466, or Detective Jason Koenig at Jason.Koenig@police.portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-0889, and reference case number 22-210609.

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