PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man initially thought to have been hit by a car in Southeast Portland on Sunday evening was actually shot to death, Portland police said.
Police were called to SE 148th near Caruthers around 5:30 p.m. because a person was lying in the road. At first, police thought the man had possibly been hit by a driver who fled the scene, but a medical examiner determined the person was not hit by a vehicle. An autopsy concluded the man, identified as George Edward Rowe, had been shot to death.
Rowe, who was 34, was also known as Tylor Rowe.
The police bureau’s Homicide Division is leading the investigation.
Officers closed Southeast 148th Avenue between Southeast Caruthers Street and Southeast Grant Street during the investigation.
Anyone with information about the investigation is asked to contact Detective Shaye Samora Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-0768 or Detective Jeff Sharp at Jeff.Sharp@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-9773.