Husband run over in parking lot, dies; wife arrested

Crime

Tera Harris charged with domestic violence murder

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Portland woman was arrested under suspicion of running over her husband in a North Portland grocery store’s parking lot Friday night, the Portland Police Bureau said.

Thurston Harris in an undated photo released by his family, August 28, 2021

Police were called to the scene near the intersection of North Lombard and Gilbert around 9 p.m. and found a man trapped under the car. Crews from Portland Fire & Rescue got the man out from under the car, but the man, Thurston Harris, was already dead. He was 48.

Tera Harris, 49, was arrested and charged with domestic violence murder in the second degree and domestic violence unlawful use of a weapon, police said.

PPB homicide detectives are conducting an investigation. They asked anyone with information to contact Detective Steve Gandy or Detective Jeff Pontius at 503.823.0433.

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