Category Archives: Oregon

Killed – Terry Lee Rolin (Portland, OR)

Terry Lee Rolin

Terry Lee Rolin, a 61-year-old man fatally shot on Christmas Eve, had been arguing with his older brother moments before in the Southeast Portland home they owned.

Rolin was found dead in the basement of a gunshot wound to his neck, according to witnesses and an autopsy done Thursday.

His older brother, Mickey O. Rolin, 62, suffered injuries from a fight with their distraught nephew after the shooting and was taken by ambulance to a hospital. No arrest has been made as the shooting remains under investigation, Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson said Thursday.

The victim had worked for Precision Castparts Corp. for 28 years and was looking forward to retiring in another four years, said his wife, Carolyn Rolin.

She and his friends described him as a compassionate man who embraced his stepchildren and grandchildren as his own, loved to fish and was a talker who could spend an hour taking out the garbage and chatting with neighbors. He had recently bought a new motorcycle for day trips.

The couple had split up about a week earlier, and Rolin had moved back in with his older brother.

About 5:30 p.m, Carolyn Rolin said her Christmas Eve was shattered when she got a phone call from her husband’s nephew, 28-year-old Terry Rolin, who goes by the nickname “little Terry.”

“He was hysterical and crying and said, ‘Uncle Terry got shot,”’ she recalled in an interview Thursday.

Carolyn Rolin drove to the house at the northeast corner of Southeast 67th Avenue and Rhone Street but wasn’t allowed in and didn’t know her husband’s condition for some time, she said.

A Multnomah County jury found a 64-year-old Southeast Portland man guilty Tuesday of fatally shooting his younger brother in the neck during an argument on Christmas Eve 2013.

Jurors found Mickey Omega Rolin guilty of the murder of Terry Lee Rolin, 61, during a seven-day trial in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

The brothers shared a home near Southeast 67th Avenue and Rhone Street. A nephew said he rushed downstairs after hearing his uncles shouting at each other and then two gunshots.

The nephew said his older uncle immediately confessed, saying something similar to: “I shot him. I shot Terry. Call the cops. Do what you’re going to do.”

Homicide Detectives have made an arrest in the Christmas Eve shooting death of 61-year-old Terry Lee Rolin. On Friday, December 27th, Detectives arrested 62-year-old Mickey Omega Rolin for murder with a firearm and booked him into the Multnomah County Jail. Detectives are seeking information from any witnesses who may have had contact with or seen the brothers during the day and early evening of Christmas Eve. Please contact Homicide Detectives Mark Slater at 503-823-9319 or mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov, or Detective Mark Sponhauer at 503-823-0416, or mark.sponhauer@portlandoregon.gov

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The man killed last night has been identified as 61-year-old Terry Lee Rolin. The Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy today and determined that Rolin died of a gunshot wound.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the domestic disturbance and shooting that led to Rolin’s death.

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http://koin.com/2015/06/22/portland-christmas-eve-murder-trial-begins/

http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/205611-brother-arrested-in-christmas-eve-shooting-death

http://www.kgw.com/story/news/2014/07/26/12595550/

http://www.katu.com/news/local/Man-dies-after-shooting-in-Southeast-Portland-237206411.html

http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?pid=168888299

Killed – Marc Anthony Leverett (Portland, OR)

Marc Anthony Leverett

he victim in last night’s fatal shooting has been identified as 41-year-old Marc Anthony Leverett. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that Leverett died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Detectives have very little information and are asking for the public’s help to solve this homicide.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact Detective Rico Beniga at (503) 823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Molly Daul at (503) 823-0991, molly.daul@portlandoregon.gov.

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This evening, Tuesday December 10, 2013, at 7:52 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 84th Avenue and Knapp Street on multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area.

Officers arrived and contacted the residents of a house in the 7200 block of Southeast 84th Avenue who discovered a male adult deceased outside their home after hearing gunshots.

Medical personnel responded and confirmed that the man was deceased and officers have secured the area as a crime scene.

Homicide Detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to begin a death investigation.

At this point, there are few details and no suspect information to share.

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http://www.katu.com/news/local/Man-found-dead-after-shots-fired-in-SE-Portland-235341841.html

Killed – Jeffrey Lamoreaux (Silverton, OR)

Jeffrey Lamoreaux

Two people are charged with murder for the shooting death of a man in Silverton.

Police responded to a home on Olson Road on Dec. 2 and found the body of Jeffrey Lamoreaux, 30. The medical examiner performed an autopsy and determined the cause of death to be gunshot wounds to the head.

The death was also ruled a homicide.

On Friday, a Marion County grand jury issued indictments charging Uriah McKinley, 22, and Andrew Slover, 23, in connection with the case.

McKinley is charged with murder with a firearm, robbery, felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a short-barreled rifle and possession of meth.

Slover is charged with murder and robbery.

Both suspects are in the Marion County Jail and are due in court Dec. 16.

Jurors on Thursday convicted Andrew James Slover, 24, of murder and first-degree robbery in connection with the slaying of 30-year-old Jeffrey Edward Lamoreaux. Slover’s trial began Tuesday before Marion County Circuit Judge Cheryl Pellegrini.

Silverton Police responded just after 5 p.m. to the home at 218 Olson Rd. where they found the body of Jeffrey Lamoreaux, police said in a press release. An autopsy is scheduled to be completed today, and no further information was immediately available.

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http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/statesmanjournal/obituary.aspx?pid=168375101

Killed – Tyler Keinonen (Bend, OR)

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A Bend police officer fatally shot a burglary suspect Friday night as he left a house where police had seized firearms, heroin and methamphetamine just hours earlier.

Oregon State Police and the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the fatal shooting.

About 10:22 p.m. Friday, two Bend police officers responded to a report of a possible burglary-in-progress at 2878 NE Jackdaw Dr.

A six-week investigation by Deschutes County District Attorney Patrick Flaherty has concluded Bend Police Officer Erick Supplee was justified when he fatally shot a Bend burglary suspect in November 2013.

Flaherty and Police Chief Jeff Sale on Wednesday held a press conference to release additional details about the incident, including the results of a toxicology report conducted on the suspect and information about items found at the scene.

“This was a tragic and sad event for the family and friends of Tyler Keinonen and for the officers and first responders,” Flaherty said. “This tragic event is yet another example of the destructive blight that is methamphetamine in our community.

“We determined the shooting was justified because Officer Supplee clearly had a reasonable belief that he was going to be shot and killed,” Flaherty said.

Keinonen, 31, died of a single gunshot wound to the chest after disobeying repeated commands from three officers responding to reports of a possible burglary at a home on Northeast Jackdaw Drive on Nov. 22, according to the death investigation report released Wednesday.

The report states Keinonen was at the home to collect a drug debt.

A representative of the estate of Tyler Keinonen, who was shot and killed by Bend Police Officer Erick Supplee in November 2013, has filed a lawsuit against Supplee and the city of Bend in U.S. District Court, seeking up to $7 million in damages.

The complaint alleges Supplee used excessive deadly force and committed battery when he shot Keinonen once in the chest on the night of Nov. 22.

In January 2014, then-Deschutes County District Attorney Patrick Flaherty found Supplee’s use of deadly physical force in the incident was lawful and justified.

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Killed – Adrian Nicole Bird (Turner, OR)

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TURNER, Ore. A suspect who shot and killed a woman after firing on cops in Turner was arrested after an 8-hour standoff when the SWAT team busted into his apartment and rescued a 2-year-old child, police said.

It all started around 9:30 p.m. Friday when police responded to a domestic violence call at an apartment in the 7300 block of 3rd Street Southeast and encountered a man and woman walking down the stairs from a second-story apartment, said Don Thomson with the Marion County Sheriff s Office.

When officers tried to talk to the couple, the man, later identified as 24-year-old Dustin Michael Bryant, pulled out a gun and fired at them, Thomson said.

Rather than return fire, police dove for cover, narrowly avoiding getting hit by bullets. While Bryant was shooting, however, the woman, later identified as 23-year-old Adrian Nicole Bird, tried to run away and was shot dead, Thomson said.

On Sunday, the Oregon State Medical Examiner determined Bird died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Bryant then ran up the stairs into an apartment where he held Bird’s 2-year-old daughter hostage for the next 8 hours, Thomson said.

Law enforcement from multiple agencies then descended on the scene, teaming up to take shifts in the frigid fall night.

Hostage negotiators spent hours talking and even texting with Bryant, trying to convince him to release his hostage as the SWAT team carefully evacuated the rest of the apartment complex, Thomson said.

By 5:30 a.m., negotiators decided to send in the SWAT team.

A neighbor who lives behind the apartment said a police sniper took a shot from his backyard.

They had taken a shot and immediately after a shot was taken there was a flash from the front side of the apartment from them going in, he said.

What the neighbor described was the SWAT team’s tactical entry with flash grenades into the apartment. Once inside, officers took Bryant into custody and rescued the child. Bryant suffered a minor injury in the melee. He was taken to the hospital before getting booked in the Marion County Jail, Thomson said.

Bryant has a history of domestic violence arrests, including assault and harassment convictions from an Aug. 31 incident involving Bird, according to documents obtained by KGW Saturday.

Her boyfriend, Dustin Michael Bryant, 24, was arrested at the scene following a dramatic standoff with police, during which he held Bird’s 2-year-old daughter hostage overnight. He is being held without bail in the Marion County Jail on a probation violation.

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Killed – Christopher Lee Koziatek (Eugene, OR)

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EUGENE — Eugene police say an officer who stopped a man on a mini-motorcycle near a high school had already taken a hatchet and a large knife from the motorcyclist when the man ran toward the school while still armed with a handgun.

Police say Officer Aaron Johns chased and caught the man Wednesday afternoon and the two struggled before Johns fatally shot the other man.

Police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin identified the dead man Thursday as 44-year-old Christopher Lee Koziatek of Eugene. She said she did not yet know the reason for the traffic stop.

The 40-year-old officer is a police school resource officer at Churchill High School. Police say Johns called for emergency backup and ordered a school lockdown before catching up to the man.

Police say Koziatek was shot in a parking lot on school property after assaulting the officer. The 15-year Eugene police veteran was not seriously hurt.

A Eugene police officer called for emergency cover and a modified school lockdown for Churchill High School at 2:45 p.m.

Shortly afterward, according to Eugene police, there was a call of shots fired. A 44-year-old man was found dead outside to the south of the school.

A Eugene police officer acted “heroically and brilliantly” when he tackled and was forced to fatally shoot an armed man near Churchill High School last month, the Lane County district attorney announced Thursday.

The ruling by Alex Gardner clears officer Aaron Johns of any wrongdoing in the Nov. 20 incident that left 44-year-old Christopher Koziatek dead from five gunshot wounds. Johns, a popular school resource officer at Churchill, is expected to return to that post when classes resume after the holidays.

At a county courthouse news briefing, Gardner and Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns said Johns faced one of the most dangerous and frightening situations an officer could imagine, and yet had the presence of mind to radio for help and have the school placed on lockdown even as he rushed toward the fatal encounter.

Johns was not injured in the fight but has been off duty since the incident, a routine step in such cases.

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https://www.eugene-or.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=985

http://www.opb.org/news/article/officer-heroic-in-shooting/

Triple Shooting – Killed – Durieul Harris (Portland, OR)

Durieul Harris

Portland Police officers are investigating shootings outside a Northeast Portland nightclub Saturday morning that killed one man and injured two other people.

According to a press release, police responded to a report of a large fight and ‘riot’ involving 75 to 100 people outside the Fontaine Bleau nightclub, at 237 Northeast Broadway, around 12:45 a.m.

Officers arrived to find a crowd of 75-100 people involved in a disturbance and that one man had been shot. As more officers arrived, people fled the area, police said. Officers found two more victims with gunshot wounds, a man and a woman.

One of the male victims died at the scene. The other two people were taken to an area hospital for what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada in the shooting death of Durieul Harris, who was killed Nov. 9, 2013, outside the Fontaine Bleau nightclub in Northeast Portland.

Xavier Dorell Bolden was arrested and held for extradition to Oregon in the fatal shooting.

He faces one charge of murder, as well as three counts of attempted aggravated murder.

The shooting brought police to the Fontaine Bleau Nightclub, 237 Northeast Broadway, in the early hours of Nov. 9, where they found a crowd of people fighting. As around 75- 100 customers left the club, guns were fired. Several bullets hit Harris, 30. He died at the scene, 15 feet from the club’s front door. Two other people, Sheila Shelby and Fredrick Conner, suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

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