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Apparent Murder-Suicide in Hazelwood Neighborhood



Apparent Murder-Suicide in Hazelwood Neighborhood

Story by Oregon Herald Staff
Published on January 12, 2022 12:00 PM
PORTLAND, Oregon - On January 11, 2022, at 2:40pm, an officer self-dispatched to conduct a welfare check on a female resident living in the 2100 Block of Southeast 103rd Drive. Officers arrived and heard what they believed to be a gunshot from the other side of the property.

Officers entered the home and found a deceased female. An emergency alert was sent to area residents asking them to shelter in place. Supervisors at the scene consulted with and paged both the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT).

Very shortly after the specialty teams arrived, they discovered indications that the shot they heard was of a subject shooting himself. SERT made their way to the area of the property from which the gunshot originated, and found a man deceased from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. After finding the bodies and ensuring there was nobody else on the property, the scene was converted from a tactical operation to an investigation. The alert to shelter in place has been lifted.

The identities of these individuals, as well as their cause and manner of death, will be determined by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office. Additional information will be released at the direction of investigators.

The Portland Police Bureau Homicide Unit is at the scene and has assumed control of the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Joe Corona at (503)823-0508 joseph.corona@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Jennifer Hertzler at (503)823-1040