PORTLAND, Ore. — A man who died in a May 6 shooting near downtown Portland's South Waterfront has been identified as 22-year-old Sircharles Marc Anthony Jones.
The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) said Thursday that Jones was working as a security guard at the time he was killed.
On Friday, May 6 around 3:20 a.m., officers responded to a shooting call in the 2100 block of South River Parkway near South Moody Avenue. There, they found Jones dead from a gunshot wound inside a vehicle. A medical examiner has ruled his death a homicide.
Officers searched the area but were unable to find any potential suspects. No arrests have been reported.
As of Thursday, PPB has not released any information on the circumstances of the shooting, and the investigation remains ongoing.
There have been at least 37 homicides and more than 150 injury shootings in Portland so far this year. The majority of homicides involved a firearm.
At this rate, the city is on track to surpass the record-breaking number of homicides reported 2021. In the majority of homicide cases, no suspect has been arrested or charged.
Jones' aunt, Carmen Butcher, identified herself as a family representative and shared a statement asking for privacy.
"We are suffering profoundly. We would love nothing more than to share more about Sir. However, we, as a family & community, have been well-informed that the final presentation reporters & other media platforms offer in these situations, do not reflect well on our Black men, no matter what their story may be. Currently & historically, the media has used our collective pain to further alienate, instill fear, and divide, what used to be, the great City of Portland. Sir-Sir is NOT just another number. He is NOT just another statistic. As his Auntie & Honey, the eldest female, and family representative, I have duties & responsibilities that I have to fulfill. With that said, I must place a final veil of protection over the only thing we have left…his final story," Butcher wrote.
Anyone with information about Jones' shooting death is asked to contact Detective Michael Schmerber at Michael.Schmerber@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-0991, or Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-0762.