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Police ID man killed in shooting near Kenton Park

The state medical examiner ruled the death of Sean Edward Garner a homicide.
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PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) identified the man who was shot and killed in the Kenton neighborhood early Sunday morning as 44-year-old Sean Edward Garner.

After an autopsy, the Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that Garner died of a gunshot wound and ruled his death a homicide.

The shooting happened at 8400 North Brandon Avenue around 4:21 a.m. PPB said Garner was already dead when officers arrived. Police haven't released any suspect information.

There have been more than 60 homicides in Portland this year, already surpassing the total from 2020. On Friday, Mayor Ted Wheeler laid out some ideas in an effort to curb the spike in gun violence.

Anyone with information about the shooting in Kenton neighborhood, is asked to please contact Det. Rico Beniga at rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0457 or Det. Scott Broughton at scott.broughton@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-3774.

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