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Police ID man shot and killed outside SE Portland strip club; motive unknown

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Maurice Gatson, DMV photo released by Portland Police Bureau Maurice Gatson, DMV photo released by Portland Police Bureau
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Police have identified a 45-year-old man shot and killed outside a SE Portland strip club, but investigators said they still don't have a suspect or a motive for the killing.

Emergency crews responded to the Pallas Club on the 13600 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard at 12:45 a.m. Saturday.

The victim, Maurice Anthony Gatson, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The medical examiner conducted an autopsy Sunday morning and determined Gatson's death was a homicide. He was shot multiple times.

Police and a K-9 team searched the area, but did not locate a suspect.

Detectives said they have little suspect information at this time and no motive for the shooting.

The Gang Enforcement Team was called out to investigate.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991, todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov; or Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033, anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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