Assault victim dies 8 days later, man arrested for murder

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Jeffrey Sloan was 67; Damian Lucas accused in his death

Damian Raufmalik Lucas, July 13, 2020 (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 67-year-old man who was assaulted July 2 died 8 days later and Portland police arrested a man for assault and second-degree murder.

An undated photo of Jeffery Sloan. The 67-year-old died July 10, 2020 after an assault (Released by PPB)

Jeffrey Sloan was found injured in the 300 block of NE Dekum just after midnight on July 2, police said. Sloan was taken to the hospital and died July 10.

On Sunday, officers arrested Damian Raufmalik Lucas. The 36-year-old is being held in the Multnomah County Jail on assault and murder charges. Lucas madee his first court appearance on Tuesday.

The Multnomah County DA’s Office said Sloan died from blunt force trauma after being hit “without warning” in the head with a pistol. When Lucas was arrested, he had a brown-and-black 1911 semi-automatic handgun on him, court documents stated.

That’s the same type of gun a witness to the Sloan assault told police was used by Lucas.

The investigation remains open and active.

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