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Police: Man arrested for July murder of 19-year-old in SE Portland

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Deandrea Sanders mugshot (Photo: Portland Police Bureau) Deandrea Sanders mugshot (Photo: Portland Police Bureau)
Victim Anthony Jackson Jr. Victim Anthony Jackson Jr.
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives have charged a 25-year-old with the July 2015 murder of 19-year-old Anthony Jackson Jr.

Police said Deandrea Sanders was already in custody of the Multnomah County Jail on numerous, unrelated charges when he was charged with Jackson's murder.

On July 12, officers patrolling in the area of Southeast 137th and Powell Boulevard responded to the Shalamar Apartments at 3:24 p.m. after hearing multiple gunshots.

Police located one victim, Jackson. Medical assistance was provided to the victim who suffered at least one gunshot wound. 

Jackson was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Portland police reported July 14 that he had died.

Jackson's mother told FOX 12 she got the call about Sanders arrest on Tuesday night.

She said as time goes on it doesn't get any easier to live without her son, but news of this arrest does help a little.

"Someone that can murder somebody in the middle of a Sunday afternoon is somebody you don't want out on the street, and I think about that everyday, so knowing that person can't hurt somebody out here makes me feel better but it's still not going to bring my son back," said Shannon Taloff.

Sanders new charges include murder, attempted aggravated murder and felon in possession of a firearm. He will be arraigned on Wednesday.

Detectives are continuing the investigation and would like to hear from anyone with additional information about Jackson's death. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Mark Sponhauer at (503) 823-0416.

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