PPB: Hit-run killed man in Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood

Multnomah County

Robert Joseph Leon was 45

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Police determined the death of a man found in the road just after midnight Saturday in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood to be the result of a hit and run, the Portland Police Bureau said.

Officers said they found the man, later identified as Robert Joseph Leon, dead in the road while responding to a welfare call near Southeast 122nd Avenue and Tibbitts Street.

Mr. Leon was 45.

The investigation is ongoing, PPB said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Traffic Investigations Unit at 503.823.2103 and reference Case No. 21-324538.

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