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March 1, 2024

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Vancouver man identified as Portland homicide victim

By , Columbian Local News Editor

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public’s help in finding the person responsible for fatally shooting a Vancouver man in North Portland on Thursday morning. Police have identified the victim as 19-year-old Dalton Marshall.

North Precinct officers responded shortly after 2 a.m. to the intersection of North Bruce Avenue and Hudson Street on a report that a man was down in the street, bleeding and unconscious, according to a Portland Police Bureau news release.

Officers and medical personnel found Marshall dead from a gunshot wound. The Oregon state medical examiner’s office conducted an autopsy and ruled Marshall’s death a homicide, the news release said.

Homicide detectives say they believe Marshall was socializing along North Interstate Avenue in Portland hours before his death.

Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson said detectives hope someone on Interstate Avenue will remember seeing Marshall so they can narrow down their timeline of events. It’s unclear how Marshall ended up near Bruce Avenue and Hudson Street, he said.

There is no suspect information or known motive for Marshall’s death, according to the news release.

Simpson said detectives are aware that Marshall may have been affiliated with a gang. However, he said they don’t know whether that played a role in Marshall’s death. The gang is not familiar to Portland police, Simpson said, and appears to be in the Vancouver area. Detectives have been in contact with Vancouver law enforcement, he said.

Friends of Marshall’s said on Facebook that he had attended Vancouver area schools and enjoyed skateboarding.

The police bureau, with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is offering a cash reward up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved homicide. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information found on social media sites can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers. Tipsters can text CRIMES (274637) — Type 823HELP, followed by the tip, or go online to crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php. Tips can also be shared via phone at 503-823-HELP (4357).

Anyone with information is also encouraged to contact Portland police Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991, todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov.