Family pleads for help solving SE Portland double homicide

Multnomah County

2 men died after being shot in a bar parking lot on Feb. 27, 2021. No arrests have been made

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A suspect has still not been identified in a double homicide from February in Southeast Portland.

Around 11:30 p.m. on February 27, the Portland Police Bureau received reports of a shooting in the parking lot of a bar on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard. 

Police found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. Medical personnel treated the men. Williams “Billy” Peters, 39, died at the scene. Adam David-Lawrence Arrambide, 36, was taken to a nearby hospital where he received 200 units of blood over a five-hour surgery. Arrambide passed the following day.

Both men died as a result of a gunshot according to officials, who ruled their deaths as homicides.

Adam’s family said he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“It just feels so difficult to think that this case may never get solved,” said his mother, Jesseye Arrambide. “It’s hard to believe that I will never see him again or never be able to have a conversation or a hug or a kiss or family events like Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up.”

Jesseye said her son would have turned 37 on Saturday. She’s asking anyone interested in making a difference to donate blood in Adam’s memory and in memory of all the victims of gun violence in Portland.

“There’s something like 72 families now in Portland that have been victims of homicides and that’s just a staggering statistic,” Jesseye said.

Adam is remembered as a devoted son, brother and father. His family is pleading for anyone with any information about the shooting, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, to come foward.

“I don’t think you ever get over something like this, so I don’t think there is closure,” said Jesseye. “But I do feel very strongly that if we don’t find who did this, they either will do it again to another family who will be hurting like our family is and they may have done it previously.”

If you know anything about the case, please contact homicide detectives or submit a tip to Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers a reward of up to $2,500 cash for information leading to the arrest in any unsolved felony crime.

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