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Victim in March 16 shooting in NE Portland dies several days later

Zackary Harris was treated at a hospital and survived "for an extended period of time" but has now died, police said.
Credit: Family of Zackary Harris
Zackary Joel Harris

PORTLAND, Ore. — A man who was shot in Northeast Portland on March 16 has died from his injuries.

Zackary Joel Harris, 31, was taken by ambulance to a hospital after the shooting. His conditioned worsened and he died on March 23, according to his family. 

The Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office has determined that Harris died from a gunshot wound, police said, and the shooting investigation has transitioned into a homicide investigation.

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North precinct officers responded on March 16 to a call about a shooting under Northeast Cesar E Chavez Boulevard near Northeast Halsey Street in Northeast Portland's Hollywood district. Officers arrived and found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler at 503-823-1040 or Detective Joseph Corona at 503-823-0508, referencing case number 22-71227.

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The news comes as Portland continues to grapple with a wave of homicides and a surge in gun violence that broke records last year and has maintained the same pace so far this year.

Portland has seen at least 106 injury shootings and 24 homicides so far in 2022. All but one of those homicides were committed with a firearm. The number of confirmed shootings was 371 as of Monday.

Correction: An earlier version of this article included the wrong age and incorrect spelling of the victim's name. The Portland Police Bureau sent an updated press release saying the age and spelling of the victim's name was incorrect in the original press release and said it "regrets the errors." KGW corrected the spelling of the victim's name and his age.

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