Man found dead on sidewalk; 1 arrested for murder

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 38-year-old man was arrested on a murder charge after a man was found dead on a sidewalk in downtown Portland.

Portland police said officers responded to a report of an assault near Southwest Broadway and Alder Street at 12:31 a.m. Monday.

They found a man unconscious and heavily bleeding. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials later identified the man as 49-year-old Paul S. Mears.

Officers detained Daniel Paul Conner a few blocks from the scene. He was lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count of murder and one count of unlawful use of a weapon.

Homicide detectives are leading the investigation.

Anyone with information about Monday’s incident is asked to call the PPB’s Detective Division at 503.823.0400.

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