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Hit-and-run driver who struck pedestrian near Eastport Plaza charged with murder, police say

Portland police arrested Frederick Deatric Moore, 40, on charges of second-degree murder and failure to perform the duties of a driver.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A driver has been charged with second-degree murder in a fatal hit-and-run Monday night in Southeast Portland's Foster-Powell neighborhood, according to police. 

Frederick Deatric Moore, 40, was arrested Tuesday morning and booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center, the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) said in a news release. 

At about 9:05 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Center Street by the Eastport Plaza shopping center where a pedestrian was struck and killed, police said. 

PPB's Major Crash Team determined that Moore intentionally struck the pedestrian before leaving the scene. He's facing charges of second-degree murder and failure to perform the duties of a driver. 

The name of the victim will be released once the family is notified.

Authorities temporarily shut down Southeast 82nd between Southeast Powell Boulevard and Holgate Boulevard to investigate. 

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact PPB at crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-151378.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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