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Suspect identified in SE Portland shooting that left one woman dead

Officers responded to a report of a shooting on the Eastbank Esplanade at Southeast Salmon Street late Sunday night.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Police have released the identity of the suspect in a late Sunday night shooting in Southeast Portland that left one woman dead.

Wyatt Storm Belcher, 25, was booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon, according to a news release from the Portland Police Bureau.

Around 11:43 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting on the Eastbank Esplanade at Southeast Salmon Street, according to a prior police news release. When they arrived, they found a woman dead. Police have not released her identity.

PPB previously said one person had been detained as part of the investigation, but did not provide any further details at the time.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit responded to investigate. During the investigation, the police closed the Esplanade at Southeast Salmon Street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Brad Clifton at Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0696, or Detective Michael Greenlee at Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0871. 

Portland is on pass to surpass a record-breaking number of homicides reported in 2021. Since the start of the year, there have been at least 35 homicides around the city. More than 150 people have been injured in more than 480 shootings. In the majority of homicide cases, no suspect has been arrested or charged.

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