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Police identify Portland man as Salem motel homicide victim, police say

Officers were responding to a call reporting a shooting early Tuesday morning when they found the body.

SALEM, Ore. — Salem police identified the victim in a homicide at a Salem motel earlier this week as 21-year-old Davontae Deshawn Smith of Portland.

Salem police officers found Smith's body at a motel Tuesday morning while responding to a shooting call. 

According to the police department, officers went to the Capital Inn & Suites on Fisher Road NE at 3:30 a.m. after a call came in reporting a shooting. Officers found one person dead when they arrived.

No information is available yet on a suspect or what led up to the shooting. 

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Salem Police Department's tip line at 503-588-8477.

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