Portland teen’s murder remains unsolved after 1 year


Julian Heredia was shot and killed in SE Portland on July 10, 2021. (PPB)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — After a full year, the death of a Portland teenager is still unsolved.

Julian Heredia was shot and killed on July 10, 2020, in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood. Police responded to the 13600 block of SE Powell Boulevard shortly after 9 p.m. that night on a report of a shooting. Witnesses reported hearing seven to ten shots fired.

Once officers arrived at the scene, they found the 19-year-old dead at the scene with a gunshot wound. The medical examiner conducted an autopsy on the victim and determined that the death was a homicide.

Portland Police have SE 136th closed north of SE Powell as they investigate a shooting. July 10, 2020 (KOIN)

Now Portland police are asking for the public’s help in solving the case. Crime Stoppers of Oregon also offers a cash reward of $2,500 for any information leading to an arrest in any unsolved felony. Anonymous tips can be submitted online.

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