1 dead after shooting in NE Portland, investigation underway


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man was killed in a shooting Northeast Portland on Thursday morning.

Portland police were called to the scene at Northeast 111th Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard around 5:30 a.m. After arriving, officers found one person who was declared dead.

There is no word on the circumstances surrounding the incident, but there was a heavy police presence at the scene for several hours after the shooting. NE 111th Avenue was blocked to traffic south of NE Sandy Boulevard.

Michael Epps Junior was killed in a shooting in NE Portland on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. His family provided this undated photo of him. (Courtesy Photo)

On Friday, Portland police released the identity of the shooting victim: 38-year-old Michael Epps Junior. The state medical examiner’s office ruled his death as a homicide.

When Epps’ family was notified of his death, they provided police with this photo.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Detective Scott Broughton at 503-823-3774 or Scott.Broughton@portlandpolice.com, or Detective Joseph Corona at 503-823-0508 or Joseph.Corona@portlandoregon.gov.

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