Man and mother shot to death in Portland



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 20-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a woman and her adult son at a house in southeast Portland has been arraigned on two counts of aggravated murder.

The Oregonian reports ( ) that William Cole McCamman appeared Monday in Circuit Court. His next court appearance is scheduled May 15.

Officers responding to a report of shots fired Saturday night found the bodies. The victims have been identified as 32-year-old Joshua Smith and 54-year-old Tamara Smith.

The man’s body was in the yard and his mother’s body was inside the house.

McCamman reportedly lived at the house with the Smiths and a 19-year-old friend.

The friend, Giovanni Jorgensen, told the newspaper that a dispute began with an argument over a cell phone memory card.


Information from: The Oregonian,