Homicide: Man shot to death in Lents neighborhood


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man was found dead from gunshot wounds in front of his Southeast Portland home on Friday morning.

Sergey Peshkov, 44, was found dead around 7:40 a.m. in the 10300 block of SE Reedway Street in Lents, police said. Responding officers also found the gunshot evidence in the same general area.

Police spent hours marking possible evidence up and down the street and detectives spent a lot of time speaking with a group of people in the neighborhood. 

A person was found dead in the front yard of a home in the 10300 block of SE Reedway Street in the Lents neighborhood of Southeast Portland, May 24, 2019 (KOIN)

Neighbors told KOIN 6 News they heard 6 gunshots overnight.

Before he was identified, Peshkov’s friend and neighbor Candi Butterfield told KOIN 6 News she feared it was him after he left the area around 2 a.m. and she hadn’t seem him since.

“It’s just life nowadays,” Butterfield, said. “You blow out a candle on a cake and your life can be gone that quick. And it just proved that.”

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