Man, 65, shot to death in St. Johns area

Crime

Ricky Malone's death ruled a homicide

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 65-year-old man was identified as the homicide victim found in the St. Johns area Monday morning.

Ricky Malone Sr. was found in the street at North Mohawk Avenue and Hendricks Street around 6 a.m. . Three surrounding blocks were closed during the investigation.

Malone died of a gunshot wound, the Oregon State Medical Examiner said.

Police initially said they went to the area on a welfare check. Malone was dead when officers arrived.

Investigators said they don’t believe there is any threat to the community but the case remains under active investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call PPB Detective Travis Law at 503.823.0395 or Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503. 823.0991.

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