PPB: Race not motive for deadly SW Portland shooting


SW Barbur was closed from Capital Hill to 22nd Avenue

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Despite rumors, Portland Police don’t believe racism was a motive in a shooting that left a man dead in Southwest Portland on Thursday night.

Officers responded at about 8:15 p.m. to the 8300 block of SW Barbur after receiving reports that someone had been shot, the Portland Police Bureau said.

Police confirmed hours later that a man was killed. A resident told KOIN 6 News they heard five or six gunshots.

On Friday, police announced that 25-year-old Jordan Clark was arrested on one count of second-degree murder. Later in the day, police said in a statement “PPB is aware of mis-information that is circulating about this case. Detectives interviewed multiple witnesses to this crime and there is no information at this time to support race was a factor that played a role in this case.”

The investigation is ongoing.

KOIN 6 News is working to learn more and will update this story as soon as possible.

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