Editor’s note: PPB initially said the suspect was charged with Murder in the First Degree but has since corrected it to Murder in the Second Degree.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man was arrested after shooting and killing a woman late Sunday night on the Eastbank Esplanade, according to Portland police.

Just before 11:45 p.m., PPB was called to the scene at SE Salmon Street. When officers arrived they reportedly found the woman deceased.

A witness told KOIN 6 News the victim was panhandling in the area before she was shot.

“He was getting ready to reload that gun and take another shot just for no reason,” the witness said. “This woman didn’t have anything. She was going around asking people for $6 before he shot her, she didn’t have anything to take. I’m pretty sure he just did it for fun.”

Officials said 25-year-old Wyatt Storm Belcher was arrested and charged with Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

If deemed a homicide, it would be Portland’s 35th shooting homicide of the year.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Brad Clifton at Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0696 or Detective Michael Greenlee at Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0871.

Liz Burch contributed to this story.