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Police identify 20-year-old man shot and killed in southeast Portland on Saturday

Officers found Tyz’Juan James dead following a shooting in a parking lot near Southeast Division Street and Southeast 112th Avenue on Feb. 4.
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Investigators in a parking lot at Southeast 112th & Division where a man died after a shooting early Saturday morning.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Police have identified the man who was found shot and killed in Portland's Mill Park neighborhood early Saturday morning, according to the Portland Police Bureau (PPB).

PPB identified him on Tuesday as 20-year-old Tyz’Juan James. The medical examiner confirmed James died from a gunshot wound and ruled his death a homicide.

On Feb. 4, officers responded to a report of someone shot in a parking lot near Southeast Division Street and 112th Avenue just after 2:00 a.m. PPB said officers found James dead when they arrived and the suspect had left.

Police have not arrested anyone in the case. They have also not released any information about a suspect or what led up to the shooting.

Credit: PPB
Police found Tyz’Juan James, 20, dead following an apparent shooting in a parking lot in southeast Portland on Feb. 4, 2022.

The shooting marked the city's sixth reported homicide of the year and the fifth from a shooting, according to police reports all within the past 19 days. 

The city of Portland continues to face issues with gun violence and rising homicides. In 2022, PPB reported a total of 96 confirmed homicides, surpassing 2021's record-setting 90 homicides.

Anything with information about the shooting on Saturday is asked to contact Detective Mike Schmerber at Michael.Schmerber@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0991, or Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0762 and reference case number 23-32058. 

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