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Two Portland men charged with murder in Vancouver teen’s slaying

17-year-old Sergio Hunt was killed in May 2021

By , Columbian staff reporter

Two Portland brothers were arraigned last month on murder charges in connection with the May 2021 slaying of a Vancouver teen.

Keyshawn Pervish, 21, was arraigned Wednesday in Multnomah County, Ore., Circuit Court on charges of second-degree murder, first-degree robbery, unauthorized use of a vehicle and possession of a stolen vehicle, according to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.

His brother, Omarian Pervish, 18, was arraigned Nov. 23 on the same charges, along with unlawful use of a weapon, the district attorney’s office said in a news release.

The Oregon state medical examiner previously identified 17-year-old Sergio Hunt as the victim in a May 22, 2021, Portland death investigation. The Portland Police Bureau said Hunt was listed in the agency’s database as a Vancouver resident. Evergreen Public Schools officials confirmed Hunt was a student in the district.

Portland police officers responded at about 6:30 a.m. to the 14300 block of Northeast Milton Street, in the Argay Terrace neighborhood, for a report of a person found dead in the street.

The major crash team responded because it appeared the deceased was the victim of a hit-and-run. However, following the preliminary investigation, homicide detectives were summoned “after the discovery of some suspicious circumstances,” according to a police news release.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said last week Hunt was driving the Pervish brothers in a stolen Audi sedan in the area of Northeast 143rd Avenue and Milton Street.

Investigators say Omarian Pervish shot Hunt before Keyshawn Pervish got in the driver’s seat and struck Hunt with the sedan. The brothers then drove away in the Audi, according to a district attorney’s office news release.

Hunt died in the street and was found early the next morning when someone called 911, the district attorney’s office said.

The Audi also hit another car in the area, causing the emblem of the car and other debris to fall in the street. Investigators were then able to identify the make of the car, the news release states.