SE Portland shooting victim identified, still no arrests


No arrests have been made

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The man shot and killed in Southeast Portland Monday has been identified.

Benjamin Taylor Johnson

Police said 31-year-old Benjamin Taylor Johnson was gunned down in a parking lot of a shopping center on SE 82nd Avenue near SE Powell Boulevard around 3 p.m.

More than 30 police units responded to the incident, but the suspect ran away before officers arrived, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

“I heard this gunshot,” said a witness, who described seeing a suspect who may have tried to steal a bike from a pawn shop, run, and open fire.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Johnson died from a gunshot wound thus ruling the shooting a homicide.

Friends and family held a vigil on Tuesday night.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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