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Police: Victim in SW Portland shooting dies, suspect in custody

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Aaron Birt booking photo (Multnomah Co. Jail) Aaron Birt booking photo (Multnomah Co. Jail)

Portland police said that a man found injured near Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Stark Street Sunday has died.

Officers with the Portland Police Bureau responded to reports of gunfire around 5:30 p.m. and found the victim shortly after arriving at the scene.

Police and medical personnel transported him by ambulance to an area hospital where he later died. The victim was identified Monday as 30-year-old Ellante Davone Williams of Portland. 

An autopsy determined he died of homicidal violence as a result of a gunshot injury. 

Witnesses told FOX 12 they heard six to eight shots during the incident, and one witness said she saw two people running down the street.

A suspect in this incident, 24-year-old Aaron Birt, was arrested Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Morrison Street. He was taken to the Multnomah County Jail and faces one charge of murder, as well as a parole violation from a previous robbery conviction and a U.S. Marshals service hold.

Investigators said they do not believe there to be any further immediate danger to the public.

Southwest 4th Avenue between Southwest Washington Street and Southwest Pine Street was closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic while police investigated the incident. 

The Portland Police Bureau is asking anyone with information on this incident to contact Detective Vince Cui by phone at 503-823-0449 or by email at Vince.Cui@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brad Clifton by phone at 503-823-0696 or by email at Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov.

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